On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 11:30:17PM -0800, Tinga Shilo wrote:
> I am implementing a kernel mechanism which is
> very performance oriented. Along my long critical
> there is a static variable that needs to be accessed
> quite a few times. This variable is a structure which
> is approximately 60 bytes big.
> In there any way I can "convince" my kernel (compiled
> with gcc) to access this variable using gp ?
> Is gp usually used for this purpose in mips-linux ?
> Can it be ?
No. gp is used by kernel to hold current process in 2.4
and current thread in 2.5. Don't mess with it unless
you are absolutely sure what you are doing.