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    SubjectRe: Can context switches be faster?
    Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 14:25 -0400, John Richard Moser wrote:
    >> - Does the current code act on these behaviors, or just flush all
    >> cache regardless?
    > the cache flushing is a per architecture property. On x86, the cache
    > flushing isn't needed; but a TLB flush is. Depending on your hardware
    > that can be expensive as well.

    So, that is needed for a full process context switch to another process.
    Is the context switch between threads quicker as it should not need to
    flush the TLB?


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