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Re: [RFC][PATCH] _UC_TLSBASE for all ports

On Aug 10, 2012, at 10:32 AM, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:

> Matt Thomas <> wrote:
>> I concur.  A thread's stack is its identity and one can't swap stacks
>> without swapping its sense of self.  (granted thread local storage
>> helps but that isn't universally available).
> This is not about the stack, this is about pthread_self() which can be
> changed by swapcontext(), making duplicate threads with the same
> pthread_self() and breaking mapping between userland and kernel threads.

Yes it is.  A thread is tied to its stack.  Its local thread
storage is stored adjacent to the stack.  If you tell a thread to
start using another thread's stack (which a swapcontext of a saved
context will do), you are implicitly becoming that other thread.

if you start using using another thread's stack, you are assuming
the identity of that thread.

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