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SubjectRe: 2.2.18Pre Lan Performance Rocks!

On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> However, these techniques are not useful with a kernel that has an
> unknown number of tasks that execute 'programs' that are not known to
> the kernel at compile-time, such as a desk-top operating system.

yep, exactly. It simply optimizes the wrong thing and restricts
architectural flexibility. It is very easy to optimize by making
a system more specific. (this is fact is a more or less automatic
engineering work) The real optimizations are the ones that do not
take away from the generic nature of the system.


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