Re: [Linux-ia64] use of setcontext()/getcontext()

From: stefan <>
Date: 2001-09-27 17:31:25
On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, David Mosberger wrote:

> >From this description, it sounds like you'd want to use swapcontext().
> I don't quite understand your pseudo-code though (what's are
> save_both_stacks()/restore_both_stacks() supposed to do?).
> I do agree though that it would be nice to have a portable and
> thread-safe way of determining whether or not a getcontext() is
> returning for the first time.  On ia64, I made getcontext() return
> this information in register r9, but that's obviously not a portable
> solution.

Some more details about the pseudo code:

  ucontext_t ctx;
  long size;
  void *backing_store, *stack;
  getcontext (&ctx);

  /* save backing store */
  size = ctx.uc_mcontext.sc_ar_bsp -
  backing_store = malloc (size);
  memcpy (backing_store, __libc_ia64_register_backing_store_base, size);

  /* save stack */
  size = top_of_stack - (long) &ctx;
  stack = malloc (size);
  memcpy (stack, &ctx, size);

  /* does the opposite; puts the save data back onto same addresses */

Does this explain it better ?

I guess I can't just read r9 for the above purpose ?

Received on Thu Sep 27 00:41:30 2001

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