Andres Freund <> writes:
> The best theory I have so far that I have is that slab.c's idea of
> StandardChunkHeader's size doesn't match what mcxt.c think it is
> (because slab.c simply embeds StandardChunkHeader, but mcxt uses
> MAXALIGN(sizeof(StandardChunkHeader))).  That's not good, but I don't
> quite see how that'd cause the issue, since StandardChunkHeader's size
> should always be properly sized.

Uh, wrong.  On a 32-bit machine with debug enabled, StandardChunkHeader
will contain 3 4-byte fields.  However, there are some such machines on
which MAXALIGN is 8.  For example, looking at termite's configure

checking size of void *... 4
checking size of size_t... 4
checking size of long... 4
checking alignment of short... 2
checking alignment of int... 4
checking alignment of long... 4
checking alignment of long long int... 8
checking alignment of double... 8

axolotl's output looks similar.  I expect my old HPPA dinosaur
will show the failure as well.

                        regards, tom lane

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