On 2017-02-27 12:27:48 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> 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
> output:
> 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.

Yea, I hadn't yet realized when writing that that termite actually,
despite running on ppc64, compiles a 32bit postgres.  Will thus
duplicate StandardChunkHeader's contents in to slab.c :( - I don't see
an easy way around that...

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