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NPTL and architectures without thread registers



Ulrich, you wrote (13 November) in a discussion of pthread_self(),
pthread_getspecific(), and signal handlers....

> It already works.  No platform without some form of "thread register"
> will be supported and the thread register allows access to the thread
> handle and TSD regardless of the state of stack or interrupt handling.

Should this be read to mean that NPTL will not be supported (won't work)
on architectures whose ABIs do not have a thread register? This includes
IA-32, Alpha, ppc32, x86-64 among others...


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