Subject: Re: Questions about using XSM?
To: Rolf Braun <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/13/1998 12:51:28
On Wed, 13 May 1998, Rolf Braun wrote:
> >(4) VM system - we have UVM. Chuck Cranor did a new VM system to
> > address the problems in the Mach VM system, rather than continuing
> > to tweak the Mach VM system... in many ways, this was the Right Thing,
> > and very typical of the NetBSD way of doing things .. "If it sucks,
> > start from scratch and do it right!"
> "If it ain't broke, don't break it."
I _had_ to chime in here...
> Mach VM may have had some problems, but it worked reliably. I can't say the
> same for UVM so far, especially not on mac68k.
Ask the FreeBSD people if the Mach VM system was broken before
they put so much effort into it. Also ask them hoe much pain they
had to go through before they achieved their reliability and
performance. It _was_ broken.
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." - Oscar Wilde