Re: register x18

From: Mark Millard via freebsd-arm <freebsd-arm_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:06:47 -0700
On 2021-Jul-15, at 17:40, Michael Tuexen <tuexen at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> register x18 seems to be special. What is it used for in FreeBSD?
> 
> Best regards
> Michael

https://developer.arm.com/documentation/den0024/a/The-ABI-for-ARM-64-bit-Architecture/Register-use-in-the-AArch64-Procedure-Call-Standard/Parameters-in-general-purpose-registers

reports:

QUOTE
	• X18 is the platform register and is reserved for the use of platform ABIs. This is an additional temporary register on platforms that don't assign a special meaning to it.
END QUOTE

So, special, yes. But I do not know what the "platform ABI" usage
for it might be on FreeBSD. So, for the most part, this does not
well-answer your question. Sorry.

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Received on Fri Jul 16 2021 - 02:06:47 UTC

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