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SubjectRe: [patch] fastcall-2.3.32-B6, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT support
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On Sun, 12 Dec 1999 00:04:41 -0700, 
Richard Gooch <rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca> wrote:
>3) have a collection of modules, one for each CPU (implementation)
> type, and user-space picks the correct one to load. The module
> initialises the global page.
>The advantage of (3) is that keeps the kernel small and is also
>friendly to embedded systems.

Not all embedded systems support modules, nor do they want to. Almost
by definition you build an embedded system for a specific set of
hardware so why add kernel code to support modules plus ROM space to
hold the objects and the modutil binaries?


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