Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: None <>
From: John S. Dyson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/11/1998 20:01:02
Perry E. Metzger said:
> "John S. Dyson" writes:
> > I am only answering the comment that seems to have been raised
> > that FreeBSD people are clueless.
> No one said that.
> My own specific comment was that you have never ported FreeBSD to
> another hardware architecture, so you have no experience knowing if
> FreeBSD will port to another hardware architecture.
> I'm sure that the FreeBSD folks are plenty clueful. I am also dead
> certain, however, that you haven't tested your work for portability
> the way we have -- the only way that counts...
Our goals for portability are limited due to quality reasons.  I
really don't care if an OS runs on a VAX, if I have an Alpha and
X86.  Especially I don't care if the alternative is to compromise
the behavior of my tool, for a problem that I don't have.

John                  | Never try to teach a pig to sing,     | it just makes you look stupid,         | and it irritates the pig.