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SubjectRe: Installing kernel 2.4
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> If the compiler always aligned all functions and data on 16 byte
> boundries (NetWare) for all i386 code, it would run a lot faster.

Except on architectures where 16 byte alignment isn't optimal.

> Cache line alignment could be an option in the loader .... after all,
> it's hte loader that locates data in memory. If Linux were PE based,
> relocation logic would be a snap with this model (like NT).

Are you suggesting multiple files of differing alignments packed into
a single kernel image, and have the loader select the correct one at
runtime ? I really hope I've misinterpreted your intention.



| Dave Jones <>
| SuSE Labs

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