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RE: Why does MIPS/Linux always reserve 32 bytes in the top of each proce

To: "zhan rongkai" <zhanrk@gmail.com>, <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
Subject: RE: Why does MIPS/Linux always reserve 32 bytes in the top of each process's kernel stack space
From: "David Daney" <ddaney@avtrex.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 20:54:48 -0800
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Thread-topic: Why does MIPS/Linux always reserve 32 bytes in the top of each process's kernel stack space
zhan rongkai wrote:

>Why does MIPS/Linux always reserve 32 bytes in the top of each
>process's kernel stack space.

Perhaps because the  kernel's ABI requires it?   I beleive that o64 requires 
stack space for a0 - a3 to be stored there.
 
David Daney
 
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