Subject: Re: SMP
To: Laine Stump <>
From: dustin sallings <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/26/1999 22:08:26
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Laine Stump wrote:

// At 05:42 PM 4/26/99 -0700, dustin sallings wrote:
// >... someone please make me an SMP NetBSD!:)
// (flame bait removed ;-)

	Hey, it wasn't flame bait (though it did kinda get outta control),
the new topic is more interesting, though.  It's just sad that SMP
hardware is so easy to get, but there's just not any good operating
systems you can run on them (OK, FreeBSD isn't that bad, but it just
doesn't feel right).

// Maybe it's time to start an "SMP Envy Support Group" or "SMPaholics
// Anonymous" or something.
// Seriously, I've twice in the last two years recommended getting dual
// CPU motherboards (with the 2nd slot unpopulated) for NetBSD machines
// because "somebody is working on it" and have seen the CPUs on both
// sets of machines become obsolete. I'm sure whatever work is going on
// is worthwhile and good and all that, but *please* give us something
// to chew on! Let us know what's happening. Draw up a list of what
// needs to be done, delegate major sections to a few people, and let
// us sign up to help. Something. I hate to see old NetBSD cronies
// switch to other OSes for this reason. And I hate not having a valid
// excuse to buy myself a dual processor box (since I'll give up NetBSD
// when you cut it from a bitmap of my cold, dead hands ;-)

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