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Re: Lmbench results for Linux/MIPS 2.1.90

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Subject: Re: Lmbench results for Linux/MIPS 2.1.90
From: Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 12:15:22 +0100 (BST)
In-reply-to: <19980405120602.27673@uni-koblenz.de>
References: <19980322075452.09681@uni-koblenz.de> <199803230530.VAA12819@fir.engr.sgi.com> <19980405120602.27673@uni-koblenz.de>
ralf@uni-koblenz.de (ralf@uni-koblenz.de) writes:

> I'm thinking about changing the calling sequence of syscalls as well.
> When we get more than four arguments passed, we have to dig them out of
> the userstack.

Someone else mentioned n32/64; these new SGI standards pass up to 8
arguments in registers.

Making syscalls different from all other function calls would be kind
of a kludge.

Dominic Sweetman
dom@algor.co.uk

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