Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alfred Perlstein <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2001 11:47:52
* matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> [011128 06:37] wrote:
> If people are concerned about performance on machines that are 10 years
> old, then they should upgrade their hardware, not complain that some
> algorithm implemented makes access to their bubble memory slower.
> some people don't have this option. lots of netbsd people run hardware
> that they have acquired through whatever means and do not have the
> resources to upgrade their hardware. the fact that netbsd runs on all
> this old hardware is typically held to be a *feature*.
> the above opinion isn't really welcome on netbsd lists :-)
My apologies to all, the thread was quite long and I hadn't truly
read enough of it to understand the underlying issues involved. My
background is also much closer to modern hardware and servers on
FreeBSD, not embedded systems on NetBSD. I do have a pmax running
NetBSD, but I think the last time I powered it on was over a year
Enough excuses, I'm simply sorry for wasting your guys time and
I'll try to do more research before making statements on these
thanks to all for clarifying the issue,
-Alfred Perlstein [email@example.com]
'Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.'