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SubjectRe: 2.2.18Pre Lan Performance Rocks!
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> Larry McVoy wrote:

> > Consider your
> > recent context switch claims. Yes, I believe that you can do the moral
> > equiv of a longjmp() in the kernel in a few cycles, but that isn't a
> > context switch, at least, it isn't the same a context switch in the
> > operating system sense.

> A context switch in anoperating system context in it's simplest for is
> mov x, esp
> mov esp, y

> > processes with virtual memory?
> Yes.

Maybe you could tell us how long the context switch
between processes with virtual memory takes, that
would be a more meaningful comparison...


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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