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Re: filling up pt_regs by myself

To the best of my knowledge there is NOT a standard way to pass the
pt_regs to a system call.  Each arch does its own thing.  Makes it REAL
hard to write a system call that needs them.  I hope we can define a
standard interface.


"Aneesh Kumar K.V" wrote:
> Hi,
>  Is there any functions that i can use to setup pt_regs structure
> myself.
> For example how can I take a following  i386 system call  to alpha
>  sys_mycall( struct pt_regs regs)
> {
>         my_function( &regs);
> }
> I tried to do it same way . But then the value of members of  regs
> structure  that i am  getting are corrupted. Later looking into the
> source i found that for most of  alpha  system call is defined something
> like
>  sys_mycall( arg1, arg2, arg3.....)
> So i replaced the above function definition with
>  sys_mycall( argument1, argument 2 argument ) here consider  it takes
> only three arguments ...
> But now how i will pass the regs structure to my_function . Is there any
> already existing function that help me to do that something like
> save_regs(&regs) ? Or do i need to hand code all the saving by itself.
> Can I use SAVE_ALL #define defined in entry.S .
> Thanks in advance .
>  -aneesh
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