On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 05:32:48PM +0000, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Apr 2009, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > 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.
> Thanks - I've now committed the patch.
Note that this code does not compile on mips64, I get the following
error from binutils (2.19.1):
../ports/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/mips/getcontext.S: Assembler messages:
../ports/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/mips/getcontext.S:102: Error: illegal operands
../ports/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/mips/getcontext.S:103: Error: illegal operands
The corresponding code lines are:
98 s.d fs2, (26 * SZREG + MCONTEXT_FPREGS)(a0)
99 s.d fs3, (27 * SZREG + MCONTEXT_FPREGS)(a0)
100 s.d fs4, (28 * SZREG + MCONTEXT_FPREGS)(a0)
101 s.d fs5, (29 * SZREG + MCONTEXT_FPREGS)(a0)
102 s.d fs6, (30 * SZREG + MCONTEXT_FPREGS)(a0)
103 s.d fs7, (31 * SZREG + MCONTEXT_FPREGS)(a0)
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73