Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/1999 20:59:02
> With wedges using their own major number, then everytime we do i/o on a
> wedge partition (i.e. eventually all disk i/o), we'll have to enter the
> wedge driver, do some stuff to figure out which real driver we need, and
> then call it. That's an extra subroutine call (and kernel stack growth,
> etc) which isn't needed.
<a slightly scruffy looking lisp implementor type wanders in>
Tail call optimization!
<he wanders out>