[Mono-bugs] [Bug 77230][Nor] Changed - Marshalling C unions not working anymore

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Changed by kornelpal at hotmail.com.


--- shadow/77230	2006-01-19 10:07:58.000000000 -0500
+++ shadow/77230.tmp.31822	2006-01-19 10:22:06.000000000 -0500
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
 Bug#: 77230
 Product: Mono: Runtime
 Version: 1.1
 OS: unknown
 OS Details: 
-Status: RESOLVED   
-Resolution: FIXED
+Status: REOPENED   
 Severity: Unknown
 Priority: Normal
 Component: interop
 AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
 ReportedBy: maurits.rijk at philips.com               
 QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
@@ -185,6 +185,30 @@
 ------- Additional Comments From kornelpal at hotmail.com  2006-01-19 10:07 -------
 Created an attachment (id=16373)
+------- Additional Comments From kornelpal at hotmail.com  2006-01-19 10:22 -------
+I've done some more research:
+ExplicitLayoutTest2.cs results on MS.NET:
+Unhandled Exception: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 
+InvalidExplicitLayout from assembly ExplicitLayoutTest, 
+Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null because it 
+contains an object field at offset 0 that is incorrectly aligned or 
+overlapped by a non-object field.
+   at ExplicitLayoutTest.ExplicitLayoutTest.DoInvalid()
+   at ExplicitLayoutTest.ExplicitLayoutTest.Main(String[] args)
+Reference fields are supported by LayoutKind.Explicit as long as 
+they are correctly aligned and don't overlap with non-object fields. 
+This means that two reference fields can have the same offset. Note 
+that this is even more relaxed than the current Mono implementation.
+This makes LayoutKind.Explicit behavior quite unpredictable because 
+it can have different behavior on each platform because of different 
+pointer size or alignment but it already has different behavior on 
+little and big-endian systems for example.

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