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    SubjectRe: Hardwired drivers are going away?
    On a sunny Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:11:48 -0800 (PST) David Lang gathered a
    sheaf of electrons and etched in their motions the following immortal
    words:

    > the impact is in all calls to the module, if they are far calls instead
    > of near calls each and every call is (a hair) slower.
    >
    > so the code can be the same and still be slower to get to.
    >
    > you can argue that it's not enough slower to matter, but even Alan admits
    > there is some impact.

    Ok, #1 please dont send me courtesy copies without indicating so.

    #2 Not all architectures have a problem with 'far' or 'near' calls, and
    frankly, I'm glad the kernels design isnt being crippled just to serve the
    fundamentally CRAP x86 architecture, for once.
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