[fpc-devel] Re: fpc build problems on some debian armel buildds

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Jun 30 23:22:00 CEST 2011

peter green wrote:
> Riku Voipio wrote:
>> Qemu allows unaligned memory accesses, which do not always work on real
>> hardware, especially on armv5 and other older arms.
> Do you know specifically how the debian buildds handle unaligned 
> accesses? do they fix them up? do they generate a bus error? do they let 
> them go silently wrong?

Google suggests that it's a known issue [1], and that the degree of 
warning etc. may be controlled using /proc/cpu/alignment [2]

1] http://qemu-forum.ipi.fi/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5543


Mark Morgan Lloyd
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