Reply To: alignment exception reading xing header

Paul Forgey

Linux sparc, not Solaris. Best I can do for you is test your code isn’t mis-assuming byte order or alignment, but otherwise the user mode stuff is identical to any other linux, including x86.

AFAIK the x86 is the only common architecture that lets you get away with accessing unaligned pointers, and even while it won’t complain it will hurt performance.