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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:43:36 +0100
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: Discussion of partly-invasive changes needed for x32 port

On 20/01/14 08:41, Rich Felker wrote:
> Adding the workaround code at every syscall point is ugly, and
> possibly error-prone. An alternate possible solution is hacking up the
> syscall macros in syscall_arch.h to detect "const struct timespec *"
> arguments and auto-wrap them with compound literals that would fix-up
> the padding. However this probably requires either C11 or GNU C
> extensions. On the positive side, it would only affect x32; no changes
> at all would be made to the source files or other archs'
> syscall_arch.h logic.

Can a compiler supporting x32 be safely expected to support C11 ? If yes
sounds the best route.


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