Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: matthew green <>
From: Alfred Perlstein <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/28/2001 11:47:52
* matthew green <> [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
ago. :)

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 []
'Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
 start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.'