On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 03:21:58PM +0200, Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> The problem is that the code is called with $a0 = 0. So the 'sw v0,
> 0(a0)' after the syscall generates a segmentation fault.
> Why are the pipe syscall implemented this way, where we return the two
> descriptors in v0 and v1 ?
> Why doesn't the kernel do these stores (this way we can do an access
> check, like i386 does) ?
Because the interface we're using here is even lighter, even faster. Note
that by the time when I decieded to use this interface this was potencially
a huge difference as verify_area() was searching the mm AVL trees, so this
interface was potenciall much faster by that time.