11-16-07 - 3

You know, the one instruction we've never gotten that would be really rad is the ability to zero big chunks of memory quickly. I'm pretty sure RAM chips could be made with a special command to make a whole 4k page zero. If nothing else you would eliminate a ton of bus traffic and CPU time.

Here's some funny stuff about Kernel page zeroing and COW that sort of does something like this, but is not ideal.

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