Re: [hackers-il] Fwd: [linux-elitists] Kernel-mode Linux
- On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 02:07:40PM +0200, Omer Zak wrote:
> Why then do user programs need to be written in TAL in order to be run inBecause the potential for damage is much greater. Think of a
> kernel mode?
misbehaving application in window 95.
I don't think TAL is a requirement, just a recommendation, a way to
deal with the inherent danger of running in kernel space wrt system
> We have SMP support, User-mode Linux, and now Kernel-mode Linux. WhatAhhm, take a look at your favorite kernel source, you'll find gems
> next? Maybe RWS (Reduced Working Set) Linux which optimizes the
> processor's cache usage?
#define __CACHELINE_ALIGNED_IN_SMP ...
/* this struct's members arranged to optimize cache sharing. Don't */
/* change the ordering without a good reason. */
For some things, these microoptimizations actually do make a