Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
From: Theo de Raadt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/16/1996 18:13:30
> > Actually, it's not overblown for "our current needs," if you consider
> > other ports besides the i386. And, i've explained this in detail
> > several times before, when justifying the need for real MI bounce
> > buffers.
> This still sounds very sad to me. As long as we don't have MI bounce
> buffers, it's forbidden to have them on any arch. As long as we don't
> have a MI serial port driver which can keep up with high speeds, it's
> illegal to have one for one arch only. I understand the benefits of
> MI code (as long as it doesn't degrade performance on any arch too
> much), but I can imagine how the people feel when they can't have more
> than 16 megs of RAM on their i386 boxes (unless they get new SCSI
> controllers or even new motherboards).
> It's like saying "you can't have a new car unless you buy one for me,
You are well aware you have other choices.