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    SubjectRe: Intel P6 vs P7 system call performance
    Dave Jones <> said:
    > On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 10:40:24AM -0300, Horst von Brand wrote:
    > > [Extremely interesting new syscall mechanism tread elided]
    > >
    > > What happened to "feature freeze"?

    > *bites lip* it's fairly low impact *duck*.
    > Given the wins seem to be fairly impressive across the board, spending
    > a few days on getting this right isn't going to push 2.6 back any
    > noticable amount of time.

    Ever hear Larry McVoy's [I think, please correct me if wrong] standard
    rant of how $UNIX_FROM_BIG_VENDOR sucks, one "almost unnoticeable
    performance impact" feature at a time?

    Similarly, Fred Brooks tells in "The Mythical Man Month" how schedules
    don't slip by months, they slip a day at a time...

    > This stuff is mostly of the case "it either works, or it doesn't".
    > And right now, corner cases like apm aside, it seems to be holding up
    > so far. This isn't as far reaching as it sounds. There are still
    > drivers being turned upside down which are changing things in a
    > lot bigger ways than this[1]
    > Dave
    > [1] Myself being one of the guilty parties there, wrt agp.

    Fixing a broken feature is in for me. Adding new features is supposed to be
    out until 2.7 opens.
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