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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-14852

Create endian- and alignment-agnostic abstractions for reading and writing data

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major - P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.7.4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.7.7
    • Component/s: Internal Code
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      Description

      We lack a fundamental read/write primitive for the server which provides an endian and alignment safe cross platform abstraction. I.e. one which swabs bytes where necessary and reads/writes via memcpy rather than reinterpret_cast.

      This is needed to:

      • remove undefined behavior in the server
      • enable builds on big endian architectures
      • enable builds on architectures with strict alignment access
      • remove -fno-strict-aliasing from server compilation flags

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              jason.carey Jason Carey
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