Kernel LISP - how low down can it go?

Chris Bitmead uid
Thu, 22 May 1997 13:12:30 +1000

>  Why do you think you need access to the underlying machine's
>individual instructions? About the only thing I can think of that's
>written in assembler in the version of Unix I'm familiar with is the
>initialization code (setting up the CPU) and the first level TLB MISS
>handler. Nothing else needs to be in assembler.

What about context switching and/or interrupt handlers?