[xml] Do we need to be concerned about cast-align warnings?

Hi all,

When compiling libxml2 for ARM, I get alot of cast-align warnings, e.g. from this line:


This generates the warning message: "cast increases required alignment of target type". My question: is this something to be concerned about? What might be the consequences if someone passes a char* that is not suitably aligned for casting to a (short*)?



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