188.8.131.52 Instruction Marker
The thread local storage instruction markers are used by the linker to perform code optimization.
- The :tls_load marker is used to flag the load instruction in the initial exec TLS model that retrieves the offset from the thread pointer to a thread local storage variable from the GOT.
- The :tls_gdcall marker is used to flag the branch-and-save instruction to the __tls_get_offset function in the global dynamic TLS model.
- The :tls_ldcall marker is used to flag the branch-and-save instruction to the __tls_get_offset function in the local dynamic TLS model.
For more information about the thread local storage instruction marker and the linker optimizations see the ELF extension documentation ‘
ELF Handling For Thread-Local Storage