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Ivan Godard
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As suggested by the comments above, the thread id is unchanged through a portal call – it’s the same thread, just running in another protection environment. The current thread id is a readable specReg, so the service can know who it is working for. From that it can find more info in data structures it or other services maintain.

However, it also can keep client-specific info in Thread Local Storage. Each client/service combination has its own TLS just like it has its own stacklet, addressed by a hardware base register like the hardware frame pointer.