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Re: [PATCH] linuxthreads/sysdeps/i386/useldt.h

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: [PATCH] linuxthreads/sysdeps/i386/useldt.h
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 19:26:33 -0500 (EST)

> Roland McGrath <address@hidden> writes:
> > What is wrong with using:
> > 
> > extern struct _pthread_descr_struct _mydata_ __asm__("%gs:0");
> > #define THREAD_GETMEM(d, mem) (_mydata.mem)
> It doesn't work, try it (you made the same suggestion back when I've
> introduced this code).

I tried it before I suggested it.  It worked in the cases I tried.  Can you
show me a case that fails to work?  I can easily accept that many uses of
this syntax the compiler might do in general would fail, but I think it
should be easy to constrain the uses to ones where it is never a problem.

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