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+ <li>On ARM, when compiling for ARMv6 (but not ARMv6-M), ARMv7-A,
+ ARMv7-R, or ARMv7-M, the new option
+ <code>-munaligned-access</code> is active by default, which for
+ some source codes generates code that accesses memory on unaligned
+ adresses. This will require the kernel of those systems to enable
+ such accesses (controlled by CP15 register <code>c1</code>, refer
+ to ARM documentation). Alternatively or for compatibility with
+ kernels where unaligned accesses are not supported, all code has
+ to be compiled with <code>-mno-unaligned-access</code>.
+ Linux/ARM in official releases has automatically and
+ unconditionally supported unaligned accesses as emitted by GCC due
+ to this option being active, since Linux version 2.6.28.</li>
<li>Support on ARM for the legacy floating-point accelerator (FPA) and
the mixed-endian floating-point format that it used has been obsoleted.
The ports that still use this format have been obsoleted as well.