Ticket #498 (closed bug: wontfix)
Alignment test is unreliable on linux due to unaligned access fixups in kernel
|Reported by:||ccollins||Owned by:|
On ia64, alpha and a number of other archs, the Linux kernel installs a unaligned access fixup handler which hides unaligned accesses from userspace tasks. There is still a significant performance hit however.
Attached patch fixes the test under linux by disabling the fixup handler for that test if prctl() is available.