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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] Re: 2.5.69-mjb1
On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 08:05:15AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> Wow, that's intuitive :)
> They're trying to access the variables that have been pushed onto the
> top of the stack. The thread_info field points to the bottom of the
> kernel's stack (no matter how big it is). I don't know where the -5 and
> -2 come from. It needs a big, fat stinking comment.

I'm not 100% convinced it DTRT on modern kernels. I vaguely wonder if
the following would be more appropriate. Shame the typedef isn't there
yet; the _struct suffix is an eyesore.


-- wli


diff -prauN linux-2.5.69/include/asm-i386/processor.h kstk-2.5.69-1/include/asm-i386/processor.h
--- linux-2.5.69/include/asm-i386/processor.h 2003-05-04 16:53:00.000000000 -0700
+++ kstk-2.5.69-1/include/asm-i386/processor.h 2003-05-12 14:02:13.000000000 -0700
@@ -96,9 +96,9 @@ extern struct cpuinfo_x86 cpu_data[];

extern char ignore_fpu_irq;

-extern void identify_cpu(struct cpuinfo_x86 *);
-extern void print_cpu_info(struct cpuinfo_x86 *);
-extern void dodgy_tsc(void);
+void identify_cpu(struct cpuinfo_x86 *);
+void print_cpu_info(struct cpuinfo_x86 *);
+void dodgy_tsc(void);

/*
* EFLAGS bits
@@ -457,21 +457,21 @@ struct task_struct;
struct mm_struct;

/* Free all resources held by a thread. */
-extern void release_thread(struct task_struct *);
+void release_thread(struct task_struct *);

/* Prepare to copy thread state - unlazy all lazy status */
-extern void prepare_to_copy(struct task_struct *tsk);
+void prepare_to_copy(struct task_struct *);

/*
* create a kernel thread without removing it from tasklists
*/
-extern int kernel_thread(int (*fn)(void *), void * arg, unsigned long flags);
+int kernel_thread(int (*fn)(void *), void * arg, unsigned long flags);

-extern unsigned long thread_saved_pc(struct task_struct *tsk);
+unsigned long thread_saved_pc(struct task_struct *);

-unsigned long get_wchan(struct task_struct *p);
-#define KSTK_EIP(tsk) (((unsigned long *)(4096+(unsigned long)(tsk)->thread_info))[1019])
-#define KSTK_ESP(tsk) (((unsigned long *)(4096+(unsigned long)(tsk)->thread_info))[1022])
+unsigned long get_wchan(struct task_struct *);
+#define KSTK_EIP(task) ((task)->thread.eip)
+#define KSTK_ESP(task) ((task)->thread.esp)

struct microcode {
unsigned int hdrver;
-
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