Subject: Re: But why?
To: David S. Miller <>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/1996 22:48:19
>Guess what, the thing ran 5 hours faster under SparcLinux compared to
>Solaris2.5.1, about 5 1/2 hours faster than SunOS4.1.4.  Let's say he
>needs to get as many jobs like this as he can done every week, I think
>it matters to him the things I have presented.   He's told all of the
>ARPA speech processing people upstairs, and they are all asking me
>when they can get cycles on my SparcLinux machine so they can be more
>sure to meet their deadlines.  Thank you very much.

Do you have kernel threads as Solaris does?  Do you have a thread safe
SMP kernel as Solaris does?  If not, would you be willing to lose this
6% performance advantage on single processor machines in order to acheive
these goals?

>David S. Miller

Justin T. Gibbs
  FreeBSD: Turning PCs into workstations