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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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