Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Ken Nakata <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: netbsd-users
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.