Re: [PATCH x86/mm 6/6] x86-64 ia32 ptrace get/putreg32 current task

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On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 11:16:55AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Andi, do you happen to remember the details on this?

x86-64 has to use GS because there is no SWAPFS
We decided to make it opposite on user space back then, but not
based on benchmarks (there were only simulators back then)  Oh yes
the reason was that the GS context switch is slightly more expensive
than the FS one and the code does lazy optimization.

For i386 iirc Jeremy/Zach did the benchmarking and they settled
on %fs because it was faster for something (originally it was %gs too) 

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