Subject: Re: Why does mode_t need 32 bits?
To: Kevin M. Lahey <email@example.com>
From: Rob Healey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/1997 10:10:50
> In message <email@example.com>Jim Bernard writes
> >On 10 31, Eduardo E. Horvath wrote:
> >> Hmmm... What does Cray do? Do we expect to have a NetBSD/Cray port
> >> soon?
> > I don't know about c, but fortran uses 64-bit integers on a Cray.
> Yeah, I just checked, and C pretty much uses 64 bits for everything
> but char.
> > Anybody have a spare Cray lying about to use to do a port?
> Well, I heard that UNICOS development was stopping with release 10,
> the current release... :-)
I don't know if people realise that Cray's don't have an MMU, they
use fences. From my intern days at Cray I know this made life a
living hell for the OS dudes trying to get UNIX(tm) to work right
on the 2's, X's and Y's. Obviously they found ways around the lack
of a traditional MMU but look at our kernel and how much it depends
on a run of the mill MMU and I think the NetBSD/Cray port might
cause premature pattern baldness...