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Re: Gnumach FP Struct (Beating a dead horse)

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Gnumach FP Struct (Beating a dead horse)
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:03:24 +0100
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Barry deFreese, le Thu 21 Dec 2006 09:54:05 -0500, a écrit :
> OK, that makes sense, sorry.  It just takes a while to get through my 
> thick skull sometimes.  So about my question about adding a struct for 
> the fxsr stuff.  I don't really want to add a union of 4 structs right, 
> I need two unions of two structs?  So I'd have something like this:
> union i387_save_struct {
>    struct i386_fp_save;
>    struct i386_fpxsr_save;
> }
> and
> union i387_regs_struct {
>    struct i386_fp_regs;
>    struct i386_fpxsr_regs;
> }
> Make sense?

Makes sense, but won't work. Remember that the size of a union is the
size of its biggest member. When you'll put both unions one after the
other in the i386_fpsave_state structure, i386_fp_regs will _not_
be just after i386_fp_save, just because sizeof(i386_fpxsr_save) >
sizeof(i386_fp_save). The union has hence to be before the split into

Also, about structure, look at the Intel docs: only the XMM register
saving area doesn't have holes.


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