Subject: Re: 1.1 386 Hardware
To: Peter Galbavy <>
From: Rob Healey <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/1995 09:08:39
> Politics time... this is not the attitude that is going to make NetBSD
> the OS of choice amongst the unwashed masses. *If* fixing a badly designed
> piece of hardware (in this case the standard ISA bus DMA) is *possible*
> and does not impact severely on the rest of the system then is *SHOULD*
> be done. IMHO. It only has to be done once. Yes, I know each driver needs
> its own code - which has been made available for at least the AHA1542
> series.
> While moaning, could some of the real hard-workers out there
> (seriously) but mentioning no names, please reconsider their attitude
> to "NIH" (Not Invented Here). This small phrase is slowing down
> the integration of large (probably beneficial) sub-systems from
> other OSes (primarily FreeBSD),

	As long as such integration from an x86 specific OS doesn't trash
	non-x86 portability I would agree. However, back in the olden days
	of NetBSD integration of fixes for x86 had a curious tendancy to
	give the non-x86 ports headaches...