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Re: mutexes, locks and so on...

On 11/12/10 15:56, Andrew Doran wrote:
On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 09:50:52AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
Over 15 years ago NetBSD had a possibility to take everyone into
account [...]
So what you are arguing is that MI needn't be so much MI anymore, and
that supporting anything more than mainstream today is more to be
considered a lucky accident than a desired goal?

Looks to me like pretty much exactly what pooka was saying.

Oh well!  I guess I should go away now.

And me, and everyone else running anything but x86_64 (and, maybe,
i386; I don't know whether that's sufficiently modern to count).

Compilers that page themselves to death unless given over twice the RAM
a uV2 maxes out at.  Decisions driven by "a megabyte of disk costs
what, $0.00008?".  Now this.

bqt, wanna start a fork?  Looks as though NetBSD no longer supports
most of the architectures it used to.

That idea could have merit.

What? That NetBSD no longer supports most of the architectures it used to?

Maybe it's time to change the "of course it runs NetBSD" to "is it an x86? Then it also runs NetBSD in addition to Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD, not to forget Solaris and Windows".

(I probably forgot a few OSes in there...)


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