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SubjectRe: X15 alpha release: as fast as TUX but in user space (fwd)
Jim Gettys wrote:
>
> The "put the time into a magic location in shared memory" goes back...
>

Short summary: depending on how much you were talking general idea versus
specifics, you can go arbitrarily far back (I wouldn't be surprised if
shared memory techniques were used regularly before memory protection.)

Fair?

Not to pick on you or anyone else, but it is well-known to everyone
except the U.S. patent office that "there are no new ideas in computer
science." :)

-hpa

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