Manfred Spraul <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Is gcc 3.3 smart enough to optimize away the pointer alignment test
>> in the full macro?
> 3.2 optimizes away the pointer alignment test, but then doesn't pipeline 
> the "x*x" calculation.

Hm, confirmed here.  So indeed it seems that Bruce was on the right
track --- setting up a Node structure as a local variable may be a
contributing factor.

> I don't have gcc 3.3 installed, but IMHO it would be insane to leave 
> strict alias analysis enabled - writing to *(int32*)addr violates the 
> alias rules, the bad code generated with MemSetAligned proved that.

While I don't really disagree, I am curious as to whether we are
actually forestalling any bugs; so far I'm not convinced that the
reported warnings correspond to real risks ...

                        regards, tom lane

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