:On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 11:41:26PM +0100, Bernd Walter wrote:
:> On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 02:36:44PM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
:> > what exacly do you mean with critical path, here?
:> Performance critical.
:> Most RISC platforms are optimized for 32 and maybe 64 bit structures.
:> E.g. First generation alphas (without BWX) can't even access anything
:> smaller than 32bit in memory without doing big magic.
:> So one byte can become a big impact on performance.
:One of the reasons anything < EV56 falls out of favor by dBMS folks these
:Wilko Bulte                                            Arnhem, the Netherlands
:[EMAIL PROTECTED]      http://www.freebsd.org          http://www.nlfug.nl

    sizeof(vm_page_t) is more critical.  Bloating the structure eats a massive
    amount of memory, so messing around with all the short and char fields
    is out of the question even if we were to take a cpu hit.


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