We are using Drupal 7 with context. I have understood that in Drupal 6 the core block system is inefficient in terms of performance. According to this article http://treehouseagency.com/blog/neil-hastings/2010/10/14/context-everywhere in context module (Drupal 6 version) there is a setting to disable the core block system. But in Drupal 7 context module configuration I cannot find this setting.
How can I make sure the core block system doesn't take part in the showing of the blocks? Ideally I would like to block access to admin/structure/block (since I don't want anybody to set blocks via that interface) but allow to access to admin/structure/block/add (since I want to be able to create blocks but show them with context).