On Tuesday 09 October 2007, Jung-uk Kim wrote: > In long mode, we don't really care about segment registers. While > implementing TLS for Linuxulator, I had to do the following hack, for > example: > > http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/mid.cgi?200703300006.l2U06LA1075891 > > Under Linux and Windows, they do preserve segment registers vs. base > addresses mapping for backward compatibility, AFAIK with some > performance penalty.
Ah! But you are doing your magic _in the kernel_. I don't have this luxury :) I have to do everything in user space (as a normal user) on an out-of-the-box FreeBSD (-stable). I have *one* more question: maybe I don't fully understand the hole BASE thing, but since the FreeBSD kernel does not preserve %gs and %fs, what is the purpose of amd64_set_XXbase()? Thanks, -- Mihai Donțu _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"