Re: [patch] tls-2.5.30-A1

From: Stephen Rothwell (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 13:43:43 EST

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002 11:33:23 -0700 (PDT) Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
> - keep the TLS entries contiguous, and make sure that segment 0040 (ie
> GDT entry #8) is available to a TLS entry, since if I remember
> correctly, that one is also magical for old Windows binaries for all
> the wrong reasons (ie it was some system data area in DOS and in
> Windows 3.1)

segment 0040 is used by the APM driver to work around bugs in some BIOS
implementations where some (brain-dead) BIOS writer has assume that the
BIOS data area is still available in protected mode ...

Stephen Rothwell          
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