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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: Moving out of the kernel to improve performance?

Well, I'm very rusty on all this. But I would have thought that the extent of kernel involvement, and ring transitions, would be dependent on what OS is involved. In the general case, I would have thought that it would be possible to do memory mapped I/O with a minimum of kernel involvement.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the MMU overhead, isn't it always there, and isn't really an overhead at all? I don't think, for example, that the Linux kernel runs MMU-free (even if they are mapping some things to real actual addresses). But I could be wrong.

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