[LLVMdev] ambiguity of .align

Edmund Grimley Evans Edmund.Grimley-Evans at arm.com
Mon Jan 25 09:42:49 PST 2010

I just got this error message from the GNU assembler:

Error: alignment too large: 15 assumed

Which made me laugh at first. The corresponding input line was:

	.align	16

Apparently what's going on here is that ".align 16" is ambiguous: on
some architectures it means ".balign 16", and on some it means ".p2align
16", which would mean ".balign 65536" if it were allowed. See:


I'm not sure what the best way is to fix this. If LLVM wants to support
other assemblers presumably an architecture-dependency is required.


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