Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>"...