[PATCH] Suggested FreeBSD merge

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Sun Nov 14 09:46:18 PST 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 01:39:13PM +0800, Xin LI wrote:
> I think you would interest the patch attached.  This brings FreeBSD
> rev. 1.10 of htonl.S and ntohl.S's changes by David O'Brien, which
> is positive for application performance on 80486 and above.

I'm thinking about providing something similiar to the library page
MacOS X has. I forget the name, but the idea is to provide some pages
mapped by the kernel to a fixed address with optimized code for the
target CPU. Because of the static mapping, it doesn't have the penalty
of Position Independent Code and also can be adjusted without changing
the applications.


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