Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Ken Nakata <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 02/22/1999 10:30:19
>Just out of curiosity. I've heard Sun has done a port of FreeBSD to
>SPARC. Is it true? When I heard it, I thought it was a shame they
>didn't just take NetBSD/sparc. Would it be possible they didn't know
>any better than porting an OS when there's a perfectly fine OS already
>running on their platform?
If Sun (or someone else) did, maybe they needed multiprocessor support?
Not having *any* multiprocessor support in NetBSD -- not even
one-big-lock SMP -- is more and more of a liability, as multi-CPU
boards become more common.