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Re: [PATCHES] Fixes for initdb on DEC Alpha

From: Dwayne Bailey <dwayne(at)mika(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Fixes for initdb on DEC Alpha
Date: 1998-03-17 22:15:16
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On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Congratulations.  Certainly has to be put in the coming mega-patch. 
> Strange that the fix is so small, just some config lines, and a #define
> ASSEMBLER around sys/proc.h.  Amazing.

Actually, all that my "patch" does it to enable a pre-existing
patch.  With -Dalpha, the macro LONGALIGN() is defined to aling,
not on long boundaries as you would expect, but on int
boundaries.  Once I found that, it was clear how to fix the
problem.  The comments in the header file were quite clear that
this was to prevent exactly the sorts of problems that we were

> Glad the cause wasn't some of my code additions.

No additions at all.  Just a removal of a #define

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