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Re: thread-ready ABIs

To: Justin Carlson <justincarlson@cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: thread-ready ABIs
From: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2002 13:31:59 -0800
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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Justin Carlson <justincarlson@cmu.edu> writes:

> _Why_ do we need a general register which is read-only to userland?  Are
> you trying to store thread-context information in a fast way?  Why does
> this need to happen?

Read-only is no requirement.  It is possible to live with this
arrangement is all I said.  If it's a normal register, fine, this is
how it works on most platforms.

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