Subject: Re: Proposal: In-kernel loader + symbol table handler.
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/20/2000 10:27:25
On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Darren Reed wrote:

: > # To add full functionality that makes it possible to have a complete
: > # dynamic linked kernel. How this will work and its implications will be
: > # described in a special paper.
: > 
: > Will this dynamic loading perform better than the excuse that Solamis
: > uses (especially on the SPARC)?
: IMHO, the Solaris one is actually quite good.  The only problem I have
: with it is the number of miscellaneous files in /etc required to boot.

Although the Solaris one uses PIC code in the kernel, which has a known
performance penalty.

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