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SubjectRe: Where is it written?
Michael Meissner writes:

> It may be out of print by now, but the original reference
> for the x86 ABI, is the:
> System V Application Binary Interface
> Intel386 (tm) Processor Supplement
> When Cygnus purchased the manual I have, many moons ago,
> it was published by AT&T, with a copyright date of 1991,

Gee that looks old. Might there be better calling conventions
for the Pentium 4 or Athlon? Memory latency, vector registers,
and more direct access to floating-point registers may mean
we ought to change the calling conventions. One would start
with the kernel of course, because it stands alone.

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