> > >   I have one system that I've been maintaining/updating since the
> > > 2.X days and I feel it's time to nuke it and start over. +1 for a 
> > > non-smp system and SMP system.
> > > 
> > >   That said, I think the value of having both KSE and SMPng in 5.0
> > > is HUGE and I think there is probably a large number of people that
> > > would be willing to endure kernel panics, dumps, etc. because the value
> > > (in terms of technological accomplishment and saleability in the
> > > corporate space) would be absolutely worth the bumpy road.  -CURRENT
> > > isn't worth tracking unless the dumps, bugs, etc are all going toward
> > > both SMPng and KSE.
> > 
> > 
> > Hey, anyone running -current without a tape drive attached with a daily dump 
>schedule is either insane, a masochist, or both.
> > 
> > Read my post from this morning about the mysterious filesystem corruption I had 
>this morning...  Kudos to Justin Gibbs for fixing 
> > EOM detection [let's get his scsi_sa.c patches committed ASAP]!!!
>       Thanks for the heads up!  Fortunately I have a few -STABLE
> systems that I can dump to and that host all of my email/development.  
> ;)  I'll probably go and pick up another 40+GB HD just for the extra
> head-room.
> > >   If there are grave concerns about having KSE and SMPng in 5.X,
> > > then why not push back the release date?  The value far outweighs the
> > > extra months needed to get it finished and out the door, but what do I
> > > know, I'm just a quiet kernel by standard making an observation. -sc
> > 
> > 
> > Good idea.
>       Seriously, is there any reason to hold to a time line at the
> expense of some very important and very fundamental enhancements to
> FreeBSD?  I suppose that's something for -core to talk about/discuss,
> but I bet that if a poll was put on the homepage of FreeBSD.org (hint
> hint) asking about this, you'd get an overwhelming response to see
> KSE/SMPng in 5.X.  With a poll you might even pick up some more testers
> given the exposure (hint hint).  -sc
If it's testers you want, submit a story on slashdot heh heh, I know a lot
of BSDers that are converts from linux that want to test stuff, but only
read slashdot for their computer news.


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