Context Switching is Broken

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at
Thu Jun 10 18:59:30 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:29:12PM +0100, Martin Guy wrote:
> While context switching works fine - any Unix system would have a hard
> time working without it - these four esoteric system calls are not
> implemented in the ARM port of Linux. If you'd like to modify the
> linux source code to implement them, I'm sure the community would be
> happy to review the patches for inclusion in the next version of the
> kernel.

If you read what I said:

"I believe for glibc, these are simply unimplemented on ARM, and linking
a program which uses makecontext with glibc would result in the linker

These calls are nothing to do with the kernel.  They're a subject purely
for glibc.  So there's no modification to the Linux kernel source code
which could effect their implementation.

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