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    SubjectRe: Intel P6 vs P7 system call performance
    (cutting down To:/Cc:)

    On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 11:43:57AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > The thing is, gettimeofday() isn't _that_ special. It's just not worth a
    > > vsyscall of it's own, I feel. Where do you stop? Do we do getpid() too?
    > > Just because we can?
    >
    > getpid() could be implemented in userspace, but not via vsyscalls
    > (instead it could be passed in the ELF data area at process start.)

    After fork() or clone() ?
    If we had only spawn(), and some separate way to start threads...

    ...
    > -hpa

    /Matti Aarnio
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