Subject: Re: netbsd-2-0-RELEASE
To: Aaron J. Grier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/03/2004 13:10:24
[ On Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 13:13:25 (-0800), Aaron J. Grier wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: netbsd-2-0-RELEASE
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 03:12:39PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > [ On Monday, November 29, 2004 at 11:52:04 (-0800), Aaron J. Grier wrote: ]
> > > Subject: Re: netbsd-2-0-RELEASE
> > >
> > > no SMP support on i386 is a showstopper for the 1.6
> > > branch.
> > It shouldn't be. The ratio of UP to MP machines is nowhere near high
> > enough to make it a "showstopper".
> too strong a word. I have an MP i386 machine and the extra speed is
> very helpful.
Ah, I though so -- showstopper "for me" would have clarified! ;-)
> maybe "embarrassing" is more appropriate?
Oh, I don't know.... I've only got a very few machines that are
dual-CPU capable so far and though I'm sure we could all use the extra
cycles, even if all we ever do is run a modern web browser, or a modern
version of gcc for that matter, or any ugly mess of perl or python
I sure do like having SMP on my alpha (with 1.6.2_STABLE).... :-)
(with only 400MHz 21164a's it would be, nay, IS, way too slow to do more
than just act as an NFS server if it runs on just one)
Greg A. Woods
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