Subject: Re: Floating point in the kernel
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/21/1998 23:29:37
"Charles M. Hannum" writes:
> Of course, nobody in their right mind would even consider running a
> hard real-time application (e.g. industrial process control) on a
> general purpose OS

How about:

Compressed video decoding under NetBSD so you can watch videos without 
annoying dropouts?
Using a NetBSD box as a phone?
Doing a software modem on your NetBSD box (the originally described

There *are* uses here.