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From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@fs.ei.tum.de>
Subject: Re: Request for swapcontext and getcontext to be ported to our libc
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Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:05:32 +0100
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users-errors@crater.dragonflybsd.org wrote:

^^^^ matt, your email seems mangled

>     There is one more issue, and that is an atomicy issue.  We want the
>     new signal mask to be set simultaniously with the restoration of the
>     context (or most of it).  This means that all signals must be masked
>     temporarily while restoring the context.  But don't worry about it,
>     I can handle that part as well.  It does mean an extra system call
>     but that isn't our concern at the moment.

so the sequence is something like

sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, ALL, &ocntx->uc_sigmask);
swap registers+stacks
sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, &ncntx->us_sigmask, NULL);

for swapcontext.

am i wrong or is setcontext essentially

swapcontext(&tmpcontext, newcntx); ?


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