Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/25/1999 10:18:04
On Mon, 25 Jan 1999 17:46:03 +0100 (MET) 
 Anders Magnusson <> wrote:

 > Already done. That was one of the points :-)

Oh, cool... I guess I misunderstood that part :-)

 > This is a cool idea, but may cause some problems. Linking may take some
 > time, and because the kernel isn't preemptive inside everything would block 
 > during the link time. 

Um... don't worry about that so much, because it _will_ be changing :-)

Besides, if the linking portion needs to do i/o, it will tsleep(), and thus
yield the processor, etc.  There are already parts of our kernel that
do computationally intensive things, and we seem to do okay :-)

In other words, I wouldn't worry about this too much.

 > This would actually be rather nice. It may be a good idea to check out
 > how this would work in reality. 

Cool :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>