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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] x86-64 put current in r10
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Jari Ruusu wrote:

> Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> > The following emails contain the patches to convert x86-64 to store current
> > in r10 (also at
> [snip]
> > No benchmarks that I am aware of show regressions with this change.
> Ben,
> Your patch breaks all out-of-tree amd64 assembler code used in kernel. r10
> register is one of those registers that does not need to be preserved across
> function calls, and reserving that register for other purpose means that all
> assembler code using r10 in kernel must be rewritten. This is deeply
> unfunny.
> Andi,
> Please don't apply Ben's patch. It is already bad enough having to deal with
> two incompatible calling conventions on 32 bit x86.

Just for the sake of understanding the current kernel release
process, when would something like this be acceptable/possible?
Would it require a Linux 3.0 version, or at least a 2.8?

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