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Re: thread-ready ABIs

To: drepper@redhat.com (Ulrich Drepper)
Subject: Re: thread-ready ABIs
From: Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 09:37:40 +0000
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, "Ralf Baechle" <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, "Mike Uhler" <uhler@mips.com>, <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>, "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
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Kevin asked:

> > I'd very much appreciate it if someone would explain to me just
> > what this register is used for, and why a register needs to be
> > permantly allocated for this purpose.

Ulrich Drepper (drepper@redhat.com) writes:

> Simply look at the ABIs for some less-backward processors.  Read the
> thread-local storage section in the IA-64 ABI specification.

Sometimes when you're busy it's understandable to respond with "RTFM".
But to fail to provide a URL is not very respectful: other people
reading this list are quite smart, they're just smart about different
things from you.

URL please.

Dominic Sweetman
Algorithmics Ltd
The Fruit Farm, Ely Road, Chittering, CAMBS CB5 9PH, ENGLAND
phone: +44 1223 706200 / fax: +44 1223 706250 / home: +44 20 7226 0032
http://www.algor.co.uk


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