Subject: Re: RFC: Change SWI number base?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <David.Laight@btinternet.com>
Date: 01/04/2002 15:01:34
> stackargs = (caddr_t) &frame->tf_r1;
> regparms = 3 * sizeof(int);
> callp = p->p_emul->e_sysent;
Yes... I don't have the source available....
Does lose a register arg though.
Could the syscall number be passed in the user r12?
It is available - unless the SWI entry code already trashes it.
> > Actually I think the following will work (provided 16bit syscall numbers
> > are adequate).
> They aren't.
Ok - make the thumb code:
.short syscall & 0xffff
swi syscall >> 16
And do a 32 bit load from pc-4 (as in the current ARM version).
The linker should honour the alignment rule.
Getting the syscall number into a register either requires several
instructions (especially on thumb or if the syscall number is > 1024),
or a PC relative load (killing a d-cache line, the same as if the
kernel read the swi instruction).