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    The sheer complexity of it create this feeling of massive overhead and how much more performant it’d be to just not do all of this.. On the other hand I’m glad not having to deal with many of this in userland. Makes me appreciate the boot process more.

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      It sure is heavy in the most recent iterations, when compared to the likes of AmigaOS or seL4.

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