Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: None <>
From: John S. Dyson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/11/1998 22:49:09
Perry E. Metzger said:
> "John S. Dyson" writes:
> > 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.
> I don't care much about the VAX. What I care about is next year's
> system that requires flexibility in ways that having the VAX work
> taught us to accomodate. As it stands, we work on virtually everything 
> that can be thrown about us -- and these days, building a new port is
> becoming a cookie cutter operation, with massive code sharing.
> In my opinion, that's real quality.
I think that is a great attribute, but when the user deals with
problems and issues that they shouldn't because of a very narrow
focused belief about "quality", then that doesn't show quality,
in my opinion.

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