Re: Possible kernel optimization

Michael Meissner (
13 Dec 1996 11:51:06 -0500

In article <> Ingo
Molnar <> writes:

| heh :) when i first read the ELF standard i came up with the very same
| idea ... then i was told that this idea is almost as old as Linux itself,
| and that it comes up regularly on linux-kernel, but nobody has done it so
| far.

I would venture to guess that it is older than Linux. I first ran across it in
1975-1979 when I went to college and hacked on CDC 6[46]00 systems, where it
was common to put the init code in the area you would use as buffers. I
imagine that it is much older than that.

Michael Meissner, Cygnus Support (East Coast)
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