Re: thread_info implementation
David Mosberger (email@example.com)
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:01:24 -0800
> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 16:46:17 -0800 (PST)
> From: "David S. Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> From: Anton Blanchard <email@example.com>
> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 07:50:48 +1100
> On archs where we use a register to point to current I cant see why we
> need this thread_info junk. I'd be happy if we could put it all in the
> task struct for non intel.
> I am in fact very happy with the thread_info implementation
> on sparc64.
> I was able to blow away all of the assembler offset stuff because now
> all the stuff assembly wants to get at is in one structure and it is
> trivial to compute the offsets by hand.
I hope you don't consider this a good argument to force all the other
platforms to throw away their perfectly good low-core code. Like
Anton, I do not expect any benefits from thread_info for ia64. In
fact, if anything it's going to slow things down. And we don't need
it for task coloring either. We can do that perfectly fine with the
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