[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] <ding> "Bring out your dead" <ding>...

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jun 27 18:11:48 UTC 2012

On 06/26/2012 05:12 PM, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>> One *serious* issue is that we have things in the "arch" domain that are
>> there only because we keep using handcrafted ABIs for system calls
>> instead of picking rules that can be mechanized.
> The Alpha guys are particularly bad offenders here, or is this a
> separate issue?

Alpha is on the bad side of the norm, but not very much so.  It has a 
clean ABI for most newer things; older stuff tended to do stupid things 
because it tried to be binary compatible with OSF/1.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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