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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Use %ebp rather than %ebx for thread_info pointer
On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Luca Barbieri wrote:

> This patch changes assembly code that accesses thread_info to use %ebp
> rather than %ebx.
>
> This allows me to take advantage of the fact that %ebp is restored by
> user mode in the sysenter register pop removal patch.

If you use EBP as an index register, i.e., "movl (%ebp), %eax", it
will be relative to the SS, not ES or DS. Is this what you want?

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.


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