Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/1998 01:05:05
"John S. Dyson" writes:
> 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.
Which problems would these be? Not innuendo -- specifics.