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Author vstinner
Recipients pitrou, schwab, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, vstinner
Date 2013-12-16.09:21:18
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If you compile Python with GCC, we can maybe try something with __attribute__ ((aligned (sizeof(void *)))) attribute. The attribute can be used on a structure field. The problem is that we don't care of the alignment of header attributes, only of data, but data is not a field but the data just after the structure.

Or is it possible to GCC to get a structure size aligned on 4 bytes?

For the explicit padding: how do you compute the size of the padding?

How about disabling the fast-path in FASTSEARCH if data is not aligned?

(You might get non-aligned if even if structure is correctly aligned, it may happen if the memory allocator does not align memory blocks. I don't know if Python may get "unaligned" memory blocks.)
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