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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 6/8] mm: handle_speculative_fault()
On Thu, 7 Jan 2010, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> if an app has to change because our kernel sucks (for no good reason),
> "change the app" really is the lame type of answer.

We are changing apps all of the time here to reduce the number of system
calls. Any system call usually requires context switching, scheduling
activities etc. Evil effects if you want the processor for computation
and are sensitive to cpu caching effects. It is good to reduce the number
of system calls as much as possible.

System calls are at best placed to affect the largest memory
possible in a given context and be avoided in loops.

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