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Re: not too big an alignment

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 01:42:00PM -0800, Mike Stump wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2013, at 1:16 PM, Jakub Jelinek <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 01:11:04PM -0800, Mike Stump wrote:
> >> Alignments are stored in a byte, large alignments don't actually work nicely.  This caps the alignment to 128, as most ports would define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT to be smaller than this.  The competing change would to be to make it a short, but, I'd be happy to punt that until such time as someone actually needs that.
> >> 
> >> Ports break down this way currently:
> >> 
> >>  12 #define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT 64
> >>  10 #define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT 32
> >>   6 #define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT 128
> >>   3 #define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT 8
> >>   8 #define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT 16
> > 
> > You are missing i386 that has BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT 512 (or less, depending on
> > compiler options).  So this doesn't look right.
> And yet alignments for modes with sizes like 256 won't work and i386 has no mode with alignment bigger than 128 in this table.

Well, BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT is in bits, while mode_base_align seems to be in bytes it

unsigned int
get_mode_alignment (enum machine_mode mode)
  return MIN (BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT, MAX (1, mode_base_align[mode]*BITS_PER_UNIT));

So, supposedly it works up to 1024 bit alignment right now.


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