On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 10:31:17AM -0800, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> "H . J . Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I don't see there are any registers we can use without breaking ABI.
> > On the other hand, can we change the mips kernel to save k0 or k1 for
> > user space?
> Are these registers which are readable by normal users but writable
> only in ring 0? If yes, this is definitely worthwhile (similar to how
I can write to k0/k1. But the value is not perserved by kernel.
> x86 works). The only problem will be the MIPS variants which don't
> have this register. I bet there are some.
I don't think so. k0/k1 is reserved for OS. I don't know if OS can
restore it for use space or not.