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SubjectRe: test13-pre5
On Sun, Dec 31, 2000 at 09:27:23AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > Sounds good. It could also be controlled by a CONFIG_SPACE_EFFICIENT for
> > embedded systems, where you could trade a bit of CPU for less memory overhead
> > even on systems where u8 is slow and atomicity doesn't come into play
> > because it's UP anyways.
> UP has nothing to do with it.
> The alpha systems I remember this problem on were all SMP.

AFAIK alpha has byte instructions now.

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