Subject: Re: Timeline for i386 SMP?
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 05/29/2000 08:48:19
On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 11:29:17PM -0700, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

 > While that's all well and good (and perhaps the best that can be
 > expected from volunteer development), i sure hope you don't think
 > anybody actually hoping to use the code within, say, a year or two
 > can take that to mean other than "no plans, sorry."

The "plan" is that Bill Sommerfeld and I are cleaning up scheduler and
various global variables right now, and defining the big lock perimeter.

Don't expect it to work in 1.5, but I'm hopeful that we'll have something
working not long after 1.5.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>