Subject: Re: Timeline for i386 SMP?
To: Michael Graff <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 05/27/2000 11:06:59
On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 10:02:52PM -0700, Michael Graff wrote:
> It looks like the company I work for is going to go with FreeBSD,
> since it has SMP and NetBSD doesn't.  I would really like to fix this,
> and if I can at least show that there are plans to support SMP on
> NetBSD/i386 sometime "soonish" I might be able to.

You may want to follow some of the 'Big Giant Lock' thread from FreeBSD,

Have you analyzed the company's application to determine whether big lock
SMP will actually provide a useful performance gain in your app?

David Maxwell,| -->
All this stuff in twice the space would only look half as bad!
					      - me