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Re: [PATCH, RFC] MIPS: Implement the getcontext API

To: "Joseph S. Myers" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] MIPS: Implement the getcontext API
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:38:15 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,,, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
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On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 08:19:33PM +0000, Joseph S. Myers wrote:

> >  Here is code to implement the getcontext API for MIPS.  This glibc patch 
> > is sent to the linux-mips mailing list, because it makes use of an 
> > internal syscall which has not been designated as a part of the public 
> > ABI.  I am writing to request this syscall to become fixed as a part of 
> > the ABI or to seek for an alternative.  See below for the rationale.
> Was there any conclusion about whether the assumptions this patch makes 
> about the kernel are OK (and so it can go in) or not?

I've probably not spelled it out clearly enough in an earlier email on
this topic but yes, I think it's ok.  In all reality the stackframe has
de facto become a part of the ABI that needs to be kept stable.


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