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Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 06:14:38 +0200
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add definition of max_align_t to stddef.h

On 07/05/14 05:13, Rich Felker wrote:
> If we want to achieve an alignment of 8, the above definition is
> wrong; it will no longer have alignment 8 once the bug is fixed.
> However I'm not convinced it's the right thing to do. Defining it as 8
> is tightening malloc's contract to always return 8-byte-aligned memory
> (note that it presently returns at least 16-byte alignment anyway, but
> this is an implementation detail that's not meant to be observable,
> not part of the interface contract).

The current natural alignment shouldn't be 32 for AVX and 16 for SSE ?

Not sure how wasteful would be but it would be surely a boon for the
applications I'm mostly involved.


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