Subject: Re: your mail
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2000 22:03:59
On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 12:46:29PM -0700, Matthew Jacob wrote:
> CPU time is to all intents and purposes more of interest in NetBSD than
> anywhere else because NetBSD covers older, slower, platforms. The number of
> instructions spent at 900MHz can be an awfully large amount.

Not really, the time needed for an inb() or outb() is always the same and
depends on the bus speed, not CPU speed. In case of IDE, as registers are in
the drive, this is more drive-dependant than bus-dependant.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.