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SubjectRe: kernel: ldt allocation failed
Followup to:  <>
By author: Jakub Jelinek <>
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> Most sane architectures reserve a thread pointer register (%g6 resp. %g7 on
> sparc, tp on ia64, ppc will use %r2, alpha uses a fast pall call as thread
> "register", s390 uses user access register 0 (and s390x uar 0 and 1), etc.).
> On register starved ia32 there aren't too many spare registers, so %gs is
> used instead.

x86-64, interestingly, retains vestigial meaning of the %fs and %gs
registers (but no others) to use as a base pointer for this reason

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