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SubjectRe: a joint letter on low latency and Linux
Artur Skawina <> said:


> No, "smart" linking of the kernel at boot time is enough to eliminate
> the useless code. For example, here is what you can do:
> instead of generating the spinlock code (it's an asm() anyway) you just
> mark the place where it would have been used (eg by placing the address
> in some .init section). Then the boottime "linker" (loader) can figure
> out whether the code is necessary (based on hw detection and/or user
> input) and add it. [...]

I understand going through all this pain (and extra tools for compiling a
kernel, and stability problems, etc) for binary-only OSes. We have a better
Horst von Brand
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