On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:14:03PM -0800, Shawn Pearce wrote:

> > Yes, the mmap'd buffers aren't necessarily word-aligned. I don't think
> > we can fix that easily without changing the on-disk format (which comes
> > from JGit anyway).
> Ouch, sorry about that. JGit doesn't mmap the file so we didn't think
> about the impact of words not being aligned. I should have caught
> that, but I didn't.

Looking over the format, I think the only thing preventing 4-byte
alignment is the 1-byte XOR-offset and 1-byte flags field for each
bitmap. If we ever have a v2, we could pad the sum of those out to 4
bytes. Is 4-byte alignment enough? We do treat the actual data as 64-bit
integers. I wonder if that would have problems on Sparc64, for example.

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