Re: [PATCH]: Fix SIGBUS in JPEG handling on RISC

From: Mathias Hasselmann <mathias openismus com>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 09:12:19 +0100

> <offtopic>
> I didn't write that code, but I'd consider it a philosophical question,
> if that code or your CPU architecture is "buggy"... ;-)
> </offtopic>

Whether CPU architectures should trap on unaligned loads and
stores is indeed an interesting philosophical discussion.

But the C language is pretty clear on this case, in that pointer
addresses should meet the necessary alignment for the given type
behind that pointer.

So in a C language sense, the code is in fact buggy.

Alternatively, we can say that GTK+ knows better and simply
block out such dumb platforms at the top-level configure :-)

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