Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/28/2001 09:24:55
der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>  wrote:
 > > [...], but if it makes a 10yr old computer slower while making a
 > > computer bought today faster, I know what I'd prefer.
 > ...and you'll drive away the retrocomputing geeks in droves.  One of
 > NetBSD's greatest strengths is that it runs on an immense spectrum of
 > machines from sub-1MIP VAXen and Sun-2s through bleeding-edge killer
 > desktops.  Do you really want to lose that low end?

This is a terrific point, however, I don't think we want to gain a 
reputation of "NetBSD is great if you want to run old hw, but it's
at the expense of serious performance optimizations on newer hw
so you're better off to run <insert other OS here>"...