Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1998 17:43:47
On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> [-- An interesting comment, verging on diatribe, about FreeBSD's
> changes to bus_dma --]
Lets assume for a moment that Justin and Jonathan understand the
FreeBSD and NetBSD sides respectively, and are working towards
understanding the other side, at which point a common code base
becomes more of a possibility.
Justin made some changes to improve x86 performance, without
(as far as he is aware) impacting portability, but he is willing
to explain the issues and try to understand any points Jonathan
may have. Ditto Jonathan with respect to Justin's position.
I just don't see what Perry's comment contributes, apart from
making anyone FreeBSD-centric on this list defensive.
The _only_ thing that really pains me with NetBSD is the attitude
that we sometimes project to other people. (Apologies to Perry
here - its not in any way as if he was the only person who
sometimes comes across like this).
I don't care how bloody much better we are at designing something,
or how many machines we support, projecting an attitude like that
is worse to NetBSD's image than a stream of security alerts or
adoption of poorly designed APIs (neither of which I'm suggesting
-=- Why _do_ we crucify ourselves? -=-