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

To: Brian Foster <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] MIPS: Implement the getcontext API
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 15:44:18 +0000
Cc: David Daney <>, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,,, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
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On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 09:19:28AM +0100, Brian Foster wrote:

> On Tuesday 03 March 2009 17:56:25 David Daney wrote:
> >[ ... ]
> > When (and if) we move the sigreturn trampoline to a vdso we should be
> > able to maintain the ABI.
>  it's more a matter of “when” rather than “if”.
>  there is still an intention here to use XI (we
>  have SmartMIPS), which requires not using the
>  signal (or FP) trampoline on the stack.
>  moving the signal trampoline to a vdso (which
>  is(? was?) called, maybe misleadingly, ‘vsyscall’,
>  on other architectures) is the obvious solution to
>  that part of the puzzle.  and yes, it is possible
>  to maintain the ABI; the signal trampoline is still
>  also put on the stack, and modulo XI, would work if
>  used — the trampoline-on-stack is simply not used
>  if there is a vdso with the signal trampoline.

We generally want to get rid of stack trampolines.  Trampolines require
cacheflushing which especially on SMP systems can be a rather expensive


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