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SubjectRe: [RFC] Wine speedup through kernel module
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David Howells writes:

> I've done an implementation of some of the Win32 "system calls"
> in a kernel module in an attempt to speed up Wine.

Oh my. How dare you! I like it. :-)

> The preliminary benchmarks that I made, while not very real-world
> since I don't think I have managed to implement enough for that yet,
> seem to indicate that in some tests, I can beat Win2000 by 20% on
> syscall latency, and Wine by 900%.

If you implement enough to run the common Windows benchmarks,
we can have loads of fun.

> Other methods that have been mentioned include persuading Linus to
> reserve a syscall number specifically for this purpose, and having
> the module supply a handler for it.

If this stuff isn't too insane, just make it available for all
software to use. That includes regular SPARC Linux executables, etc.
Use a regular system call without a module. I suppose you ought
to have a config option if this gets to be over 200 kB of bloat.
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