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Re: [PATCH v3 8/9] aarch64: Consolidate NPTL/non versions of clone

On 29 May 2014 16:34, Richard Henderson <> wrote:
> On 05/29/2014 01:15 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Marcus Shawcroft <> writes:
>>> I notice that some of the targets make thread_start local (x86_64,
>>> i386, hppa, tile, mips) while others do not (alpha, m68k, s390).
>> An assembler label is always local by default.
> Indeed, but what Marcus meant was "really" local, i.e. ".L" or "1:"
> type symbols, vs "static" symbols that are local in the elf sense but preserved
> by the assembler.
> My guess is that with the pre-dwarf alpha unwind info one had to use a
> different ".ent" directive, which implied that it was impossible to put the
> unwind info for thread_start into the same function as clone.  And then others
> copied how Alpha had set it up.
> Personally, I like having "thread_start" at the top of the backtrace.  But I
> can see how others might prefer "clone", as some indication of how that happened.

I don't have a strong opinion either way, but I am slightly surprised
that we (glibc) don't appear to have a preference for new ports. I'm
happy to go with your proposal.


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