Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:02:14 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Compile john in Windows 64 bits On 2013-10-27 22:50, magnum wrote: > Solar, > > I added ALIGN_FIX support in x86-64.S for Dhiru to try out (he has added > a mingw64 target now and NT crashes). But I don't quite get how it's > supposed to work: > > #define DO_ALIGN(log) .align log; .space ALIGN_FIX > > So if we get an unaligned address, 8 bytes space are added and we're > set. But what if we happened to get an aligned address in the first > place? Then we will *become* unaligned, no? I found some ancient (2008) information in list archives. Apparently ALIGN_FIX is to be manually enabled on "unlucky builds" which pretty much explains it. I still wonder if we could not end up wanting the fix for just parts of x86-64.S - what if one section happens to be aligned and another happens not to? magnum
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