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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: Smells funny

It depends where the buffers are stored. I don't know much about the inner workings of the kernel but accessing the heap is slooooow. For example, if you're doing a large amount of small calculations it is often faster to do the same calculation numerous times than to cache it in memory and retrieve again.

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