Subject: Re: your mail
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2000 13:03:30
> 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.

Oops. You're right. Forgot about that.