Subject: Re: bus_dma
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John S. Dyson <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1998 20:39:59
Charles M. Hannum said:
> I think this issue can be summarized thusly:
> * The NetBSD interface was developed by a number of people, many of
> whom are quite experienced, not just with PCs, but will many other
> systems as well. It has been proven to work for a large variety of
> hardware, and to easily accomodate workarounds for bugs and design
> failures. None of this is hypothetical.
> * Justin claims that his modifications to the interface are an
> improvement, with no hard evidence to back it up. These changes
> have *not* been tested in the `real world' -- i.e. on multiple,
> substantially different, hardware platforms. Multiple technical
> issues about these changes have been brought up and not adequately
> (if at all) replied to; instead Justin and John have to a large
> extent merely stated platitudes about how wonderful FreeBSD is.
> So it seems clear to me that there is at this point no reason why we
> would want to change our interface.
I believe that there is no reason to cooperate (in that way, I
might be disagreeing with Justin.) So, for once, I agree
with you. Wouldn't it be nice if FreeBSD could just move
forward and not tangle with these things anymore? :-).
John | Never try to teach a pig to sing,
firstname.lastname@example.org | it just makes you look stupid,
email@example.com | and it irritates the pig.