Indicates that level-01 and level-77 Linkage Section items are always aligned on a machine-dependent favorable boundary.
Note: This directive is supported for native COBOL only.
Using LNKALIGN can reduce the time needed to access a linkage item at run time. However, take care when using it. You must use the correct ALIGN directive setting when compiling your program. No checks are made to ensure that the items are aligned.
The results of using this directive are machine-dependent, and you should not use it if you are in any doubt as to its effect. Unpredictable results might occur if you pass linkage items that are not aligned.