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    SubjectRe: what's next for the linux kernel?
    On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 22:12:38 EDT, Horst von Brand said:

    > > some
    > > operating system primitives, such as message passing (based on a
    > > derivative by thompson of the "alice" project from plessey, imperial and
    > > manchester university in the mid-80s), hardware cache line lookups
    > > (which means instead of linked list searching, the hardware does it for
    > > you in a single cycle), stuff like that.
    > Single CPU cycle for searching data in memory? Impossible.

    Well... if it was content-addressable RAM similar to what's already used for
    the hardware TLB's and the like - just that it's one thing to make a 32 or 256
    location content-addressable RAM, and totally another to have multiple megabytes
    of the stuff. :)
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