Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Julian Elischer writes:
>>I am ready to do my megga-commit to add the first stage of KSE-threading support
>>the kernel. If there is any argument as to the wisdom of this move,
>>then this is the time to speak up!
> I say "No, not yet".
> Not yet, because in practice nobody has been running your patches yet.
> Not yet, because we have seen no quantified performance impact numbers
> (yes, I'm trying to arrange to help you produce these but on a P5/133
> things are _S_L_O_W_!
> Not yet, because I seriously doubt if anybody has had any time to review
> and reflect on the way you have gone around and done things.
> Not yet, because there are, as I understand it, unresolved issues with KAME.
> Not yet, because you are generalizing from only one platform, get at least
> alpha working first.
> So I propose:
> Put up your patches in a highly visible place and advertise them on
> -current, -arch and -smp.
> Once at least 5 developers have publically said "I'm running these
> patches on my -current machine(s) and it doesn't totally hose me"
> and at least 3 of those machines are SMP and one is non-i386
> architecture, then call for "last orders before commit".
If Julian can guarantee it won't hose me completely from the get-go, count me as a
The box I would be testing this on is SMP, albeit, intel.
ET has one helluva sense of humor!
He's always anal-probing right-wing schizos!
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