Subject: Re: But why?
To: David S. Miller <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/1996 23:55:30
"David S. Miller" writes:
> Indeed nice.  On the SS10 with Happy Meal ethernet cards the code path
> at each end works out to something like:

This is *not* a microoptimization. Its the sort of real optimization I
keep mentioning. Eliminating copies is significant in networking
stacks. It isn't the same thing as making getpid() run two million
times a second.