Status of 2.5.X kernels on PPC Linux, anyone working with NPTL?
khendricks at ivey.uwo.ca
Thu Oct 10 03:14:08 EST 2002
Thanks for responding.
> There still is a question of what the final version of thread
> support will look like in Glibc. TLS support has not been added to
> PowerPC GCC yet. GPR 13 is reserved for the thread ID. I do not know
> whether that also can be used as the TLS base pointer.
Is IBM's NGPT the alternative being considered or just changes in how
NPTL is being implemented?
I did not realize that two registers were needed (a thread id register
and a tls base pointer).
Are you and Geoff the people that will make the decision of which
registers will be allocated and when?
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