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selea
Beginner
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Hi all: I'm working with IPP from years but I have a doubt about using ofippsCopy_8u. I hope someone can solve me one for all :)
If I allocate memory with a standard "malloc" or "new" operator (so without usingippsMalloc): is it safe to useippsCopy_8u on it? or due to memory not aligned the copy could overflow my buffer?
I mean:
char* p1=new char[100];
char* p2=new char[100];
ippsCopy_8u(p1,p2,100); -> is it safe with any size on every allocations?
furthermore: if I useippsCopy_8u on a memory allocated with "new" or with a memory allocated with "ippsMalloc", can I obtain different performance?
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Vladimir_Dudnik
Employee
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Hello,

it is safe to call IPP functions on not aligned data. Of course you may expect different performance in this case simple because modern processors access data by aligned addressed more efficiently.

Regards,
Vladimir

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Vladimir_Dudnik
Employee
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Hello,

it is safe to call IPP functions on not aligned data. Of course you may expect different performance in this case simple because modern processors access data by aligned addressed more efficiently.

Regards,
Vladimir
selea
Beginner
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ok thank you for solving my long time doubt :)
Vladimir_Dudnik
Employee
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You are welcome.

FYI, in IPP test suite we have a special class of tests to check that functions work with not aligned data.

Regards,
Vladimir
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