Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/18/2001 19:52:24
[ On Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 21:18:25 (+0100), wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
> > If you've ever worked on a VAX 11/780 running 4.1BSD with 63 other users
> > then you'll know what I mean!  :-)
> no i don't. i must be VERY slow :)

Actually it wasn't very bad at all (and compared to half or less users
it was very reasonable), and that's my point!

The VAX 11/780 with the fastest disks of the day (and *not* on UNIBUS)
has a very decent I/O throughput ratio to CPU speed.  It's a real server
suited for running Unix.  If an Intel 486-based machine had the same
ratio it might have Ultra-FAST & wide SCSI drives, and something like a
PCI bus (that's just guessing -- I didn't do the math).

							Greg A. Woods

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