Subject: Re: But why?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David S. Miller <email@example.com>
Date: 10/24/1996 01:52:18
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 22:48:19 -0700
From: "Justin T. Gibbs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Do you have kernel threads as Solaris does?
Yes we do have kernel threads.
Do you have a thread safe SMP kernel as Solaris does?
(I think you meant a fine-grained kernel) No we do not.
If not, would you be willing to lose this 6% performance advantage
on single processor machines in order to acheive these goals?
Nope, and I can assure you once Linux has the missing link just
mentioned, we will not take this hit. In fact I can doubly assure you
that we'll be much faster by then on both UP and SMP.
David S. Miller