Re: [uml-devel] arch/um/sys-i386/setjmp.S: useless #ifdef _REGPARM's?

From: Jeff Dike
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 22:29:08 EST

On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 11:56:41PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> arch/um/sys-i386/setjmp.S contains two #ifdef _REGPARM's.
> Even if regparm was used in i386 uml (which isn't currently done (why?)),
> I don't see _REGPARM being defined anywhere.

setjmp.S was stolen from klibc, and I'd just as soon leave it alone and
not try to customize it for UML. That file will disappear if/when klibc
is in mainline, and I can just pull it in from usr.

In general, there's no reason that regparam can't be used for UML. However,
in the past (I don't know if it's still a problem) gcc miscompiled regparam
code in the presence of -pg.

As for why it's not, I don't see any occurences of regparam in include/linux
or include/asm-i386 either.

> Is this a bug waiting for happening when regparm will be used on uml or
> do I miss anything?

Probably not.

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