Subject: [ Quote of the day: "matrix of pain"]
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 05/17/2005 17:52:30
this came by the crossgcc mailing list.

"matrix of pain" seems quite apropos.  aren't all of NetBSD's platforms
cross-buildable, excepting 32-to-64 and vice-versa?

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Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 13:02:32 -0700
From: Daniel Kegel <>
To: crossgcc <>
Subject: Quote of the day: "matrix of pain" is an
interview with Ken Klein, CEO of Wind River, about their switch to Linux.
Here's my favorite bit:

-- snip --
ZDNet: What are the complexities of Linux in the embedded market?
Klein: It's very fragmented. In servers, one processor architecture matters.
In the embedded market, there are about 60 that matter.
That complexity is what I call the matrix of pain.
-- snip --

And I thought the matrix at
was painful enough, with its pitiful 26 architectures :-)

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