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SubjectRe: Hardwired drivers are going away?
On a sunny Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:11:48 -0800 (PST) David Lang gathered a
sheaf of electrons and etched in their motions the following immortal

> the impact is in all calls to the module, if they are far calls instead
> of near calls each and every call is (a hair) slower.
> so the code can be the same and still be slower to get to.
> you can argue that it's not enough slower to matter, but even Alan admits
> there is some impact.

Ok, #1 please dont send me courtesy copies without indicating so.

#2 Not all architectures have a problem with 'far' or 'near' calls, and
frankly, I'm glad the kernels design isnt being crippled just to serve the
fundamentally CRAP x86 architecture, for once.
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