Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Nov 2011 21:26 UTC, submitted by edwin
General Unix Way back in 2002, MIT decided it needed to start teaching a course in operating system engineering. As part of this course, students would write an exokernel on x86, using Sixth Edition Unix (V6) and John Lions' commentary as course material. This, however, posed problems.
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RE[5]: binary for windows....
by Vanders on Sat 12th Nov 2011 01:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: binary for windows.... "
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If you use a shared library to perform a function, then you cannot optimize away the glue code used to call the shared library.


That's not how shared libraries work. There is no more code required (at run time) to call a function in a shared library than there is in calling a function within the executable.

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