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    SubjectRe: [Bug 350] New: i386 context switch very slow compared to 2.4 due to wrmsr (performance)
    On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 06:52:00PM +0100, Ingo Oeser wrote:
    > On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:45:08AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > [...] I have no real interest in vm86 mode, perhaps one of the people
    > > interested in dosemu etc. could take care of it. I'm very glad it doesn't
    > > exist on my main architecture - x86-64 - given how many hacks it needs to be
    > > supported.
    > So what about making it a CONFIG_XXX option? The few dosemu users
    > could then configure it in.

    Doesn't help for precompiled distribution kernels, which is what the majority
    of linux users run these days.

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