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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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