DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-01
Re: Request for swapcontext and getcontext to be ported to our libc
> :So is the current context code going into cvs HEAD or whats happening?
> I'm going to let the discussion continue for another day or two but
> I will note that Matt is the person doing the work so it depends on
> how much time he has available to do the libc version prior to the
> release (assuming he agrees with the assessment that it is better to
> do the libc version for the release then the syscall version).
I agree with the assessment. Last night I moved all the requisite bits from
kernel-space into libc, with the exception of the low-level
[get|set]_mcontext routines. (My Intel assembly knowledge is very limited,
especially for anything after the 8086, so I could use some help to write
this code.) I'm almost done the syscall work to get/set the signal mask and
pending signal mask, so should have something up on the web before the end
of the afternoon (EST) for review.