Subject: Re: *BSD cooperation...
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/23/2000 10:54:36
Todd Whitesel wrote:

> Projects like SMP are, quite frankly, one type of project that free software
> is REALLY BAD at. People like to laugh at Sun for being incompetent and
> taking 5 releases of Solaris to get their SMP figured out, but I have a lot
> of respect for them because they _bit_the_bullet_and_did_it_ while Linux
> and FreeBSD are still trying to feel good about their big-honking-lock SMP.

When it comes to SMP I have just one thing to say: Dynix.
Sequent made the best implementation of SMP that I've seen for Unix, and it
was made for a BSD kernel.  I wish they'd make that free. :)
Oh, and they got it right pretty much from the first release.


        -- Lennart