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Re: Is r25 saved across syscalls?

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Subject: Re: Is r25 saved across syscalls?
From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@paralogos.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:04:39 -0700
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On 09/10/2012 05:29 PM, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> I do wonder however why we have these instructions to save/restore $25
> in SAVE_SOME/RESTORE_SOME. This dates back to 2.4 at the very least.
> Ralf, any insights?
Hi, guys.  Maybe the fact that it's used for dispatching PIC calls has
something to do with it?

/K.


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