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SubjectRe: ptrace on i386
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> In linux/arch/i386/kernel/ptrace.c next code is being used in the xxxreg
> functions:
> if (regno > GS*4)
> regno -= 2*4;
> Why this discontinuity?

Backward compatibility. The syscall entry point changed between 2.0 and 2.2, but
that change must remain invisible to user space apps. the "-= 2*4" converts old offsets
to new offsets (or the other way around)

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Manfred

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