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[lwip-devel] [bug #50883] struct eth_addr alignment does not fit with ET

From: Simon Goldschmidt
Subject: [lwip-devel] [bug #50883] struct eth_addr alignment does not fit with ETHADDR16_COPY
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:26:43 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #50883 (project lwip):

> I think it's wrong for the ARP code to use the same packed 
> type from the proto header for its own local/global variables.

Since we have a 2nd ip4_addr type, we can also have a 2nd eth_addr type. I
never understood why this tiny performance optimization is necessary, but I'm
not against doing that if it has decent default behaviour (i.e. don't change
the current behaviour if not used)


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