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From: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
To: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Cc: andi@firstfloor.org, harvey.harrison@gmail.com,
	jdike@addtoit.com, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	user-mode-linux-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: uml and -regparm=3
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 22:32:58 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080109213258.GC15612@one.firstfloor.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <E1JCiLx-0006lI-HR@pomaz-ex.szeredi.hu>

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 10:20:49PM +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> writes:
> > 
> > > FASTCALL is defined empty in -mm, but UML is not compiled with
> > > -mregparm=3 and so this breaks things (I noticed problems with
> > > rwsem_down_write_failed).
> > >
> > > Tried recompiling UML with -mregparm=3, but that resulted in a strange
> > > failure immediately after startup:
> > >
> > > |%G�%@: Invalid argument
> > >
> > > What's up?
> > 
> > UML links with glibc and that does not use -mregparm. 
> > 
> > You can only use -mregparm in user space if you recompile
> > all libraries too.
> 
> Ah, right.  I didn't think of that.
> 
> Does that mean that FASTCALL removals will have to be undone?  Or is
> there an alternative?

FASTCALL is useless and should not make a difference. It enables
regparm on specific functions, but that should not make a difference
if it works or not.

For working -mregparm you will need asmlinkage on all
functions that interface with assembler code to disable regparms for them.
The only exception is system calls which have the arguments on the stack
too.

-Andi

  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-09 21:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-09 21:01 Miklos Szeredi
2008-01-09 21:12 ` Andi Kleen
2008-01-09 21:20   ` Miklos Szeredi
2008-01-09 21:32     ` Andi Kleen [this message]
2008-01-09 21:50       ` Miklos Szeredi
2008-01-10  2:14         ` Jeff Dike
2008-01-10  2:37           ` Andi Kleen
2008-01-10  2:45             ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-09 21:33     ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-09 22:01 ` linux-os (Dick Johnson)
2008-01-10  7:32 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-10  9:05   ` Miklos Szeredi
2008-01-10  9:35     ` Ingo Molnar

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