Subject: Re: Playing Audio CDs under NetBSD/sparc!
To: Larry McVoy <>
From: Neil J. McRae <>
List: current-users
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
> effort.
> 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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