Subject: Re: Playing Audio CDs under NetBSD/sparc!
To: Larry McVoy <email@example.com>
From: Neil J. McRae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/01/1995 21:50:31
> With regard to the lockd stuff. SGI, at least that part of SGI that I
> have some imfluence over, is moving towards a model where we implement
> an idea and give away our implementation as part of a standardization
> Lockd has always been a royal pain in the but. Some of the best people
> at Sun fucked it up several times; it wasn't because they were stupid, it
> was because it is a hard problem.
> If there are people out there willing to spend some time making it work,
> I'd be willing to run it up the flagpole here to see if we could get SGI
> to convert to a free lockd. We might even be willing to do some work,
> but don't count on it.
This would be brilliant, If a _free_ standard was to go out that
was supported by a major company it would be a massive boost to people
in projects like NetSBD. Of course no doubt some lawyer will have something
to say about that :-)
> Also, don't under estimate the amount of work it will take to get locking
> right. It's a hard problem.
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