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SubjectRe: what's next for the linux kernel?
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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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