Store entry alignment information in APK.
Data of uncompressed APK entries is often aligned to a multiple of 4
or 4096 in the APK to make it easier to mmap the data. Unfortunately,
the current method for achieving alignment suffers from two issues:
(1) the way it uses the Local File Header extra field is not compliant
with ZIP format (for example, this prevents older versions of Python's
zipfile from reading APKs: https://bugs.python.org/issue14315), and
(2) it does not store information about the alignment multiple in the
APK, making it harder/impossible to preserve the intended alignment
when rearranging entries in the APK.
This change solves these issues by switching to a different method for
aligning data of uncompressed APK entries. Same as before, alignment
is achieved using Local File Header entry field. What's different is
that alignment is achieved by placing a well-formed extensible data
field/block into the extra field. The new field/block contains the
alignment multiple (e.g., 4 or 4096) as well as the necessary padding
(if any). Compared to the original alignment method, the new method
uses 6 more bytes for each uncompressed entry.
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