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Re: [PATCH] mips/o32: fix internal_syscall5/6/7
On 16/08/2017 11:46, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Aug 2017, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
>> + move $2, $4
>> + move $4, $5
>> + move $5, $6
>> + move $6, $7
> I'm not very keen on having a nested syscall function call, but if you do
> that, then please at least arrange the wrapper's arguments such that you
> don't have to shuffle them, i.e. I suggest placing the syscall number
I aimed for simplicity here since to avoid shuffle it would require three
specialized wrapper, one for each syscall convention (5/6/7). I can do it,
but I still prefer to have only one entry point, since I think the possible
performance gains are not worth the extra maintenance burden.
> For historical reasons you may want to initialise $2 right before the
> SYSCALL instruction, although I take it we don't anymore support Linux
> kernels old enough to require it for the syscall restart convention (so it
> would mainly serve as a reference for those who need to write their own
> code supporting those old kernels, as people often blindly copy & paste
> existing pieces).
Do you know which is the kernel version which this was not really required?
I actually tested on a 3.2 on qemu (as it is the minimum one supported
> Also the MIPS16 wrappers may require adjustment then in order not to
> execute a doubly nested function call unnecessarily, i.e. call
> `__libc_do_syscall' directly rather than through another wrapper.
I did not actually tested MIPS16, neither build for it. I would appreciate
any help here, since my mips abi knowledge is limited.