[ovs-dev] [PATCH] netdev: Fix strict-aliasing error in GCC 4.4
jpettit at nicira.com
Tue Dec 15 00:25:24 PST 2009
On Dec 14, 2009, at 9:16 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> My favorite allowed form of aliasing (ha! I am geek!) is that
> character types are allowed to alias anything. The memcpy
> function is required to copy data byte-by-byte ("as if" it was
> byte-by-byte, anyhow), so that means that you can use memcpy() to
> copy something into a region that has the "wrong type".
You were able to narrow it down to only a single favorite allowed form of aliasing? I imagine that would be like my having to choose a favorite Jonas Brother. Must have been tough.
Thanks for the lesson. I've pushed the change as you described and credited you.
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