Data Structure Alignment

Data Structure Alignment

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Data structure alignment is the way data is arranged and accessed in computer memory. It consists of two separate but related issues: data alignment and data structure padding. When a modern computer reads from or writes to a memory address, it will do this in word sized chunks. Data alignment means putting the data at a memory offset equal to some multiple of the word size, which increases the system's performance due to the way the CPU handles memory. To align the data, it may be necessary to insert some meaningless bytes between the end of the last data structure and the start of the next, which is data structure padding.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Populpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136232073
  • 9786136232072