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Re: CVS commit: src
In article <20120912072608.GR10839%homeworld.netbsd.org@localhost>,
Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:20:47PM -0700, Matt Thomas wrote:
>> _UC_TLSBASE is an MD thing.
>iMO it is a MI interface with a MD implementation. It just says whether
>TLS is part of struct mcontext or not. The MD code can handle that in
>the kernel or in userland if that is possible.
>> Defining it unconditionally bloats things.
>> For instance, if _UC_TLSBASE isn't defined, pthread_setcontext doesn't
>> need to do anything except call setcontext. That's a win.
>But do we have any port that are in this situation? I understand
>they all change the TLS pointer with setcontext.
This is orthogonal. I believe that in the discussion we had in core
we decided to not define _UC_TLSBASE unconditionally, and that ports
should define it as needed. If in the end all ports define _UC_TLSBASE,
then the #ifdef code in libpthread can be removed, but even in that
case I don't see the benefit.
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