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Chris Wedgwood wrote:

>How does FreeBSD do this? What about other OSs? Do they map out most
>of userland on syscall entry and map it in as required for their
>equivalents to copy_to/from_user? (Taking the performance hit in doing
>so?)
>

I don't know about *BSD, but in Windows NT/2000, even drivers run in
virtual space. The OS is not monolithic, so address spaces are general
not "shared" as they are in Linux.

--
Timur Tabi
Interactive Silicon



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