DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: Fwd: Re: Differences between constructive anddestructivecriticism
Processor speeds have "hit a wall", which means that they
can't get much faster. So the best way to get more
performance is to increase support for MP. My point was
that current 'BSD OSes don't utilize MP very well, so
the best price/performance is with UP. I find the empirical
evidence somewhat undeniable, but apparently the notion
is irritating to people. Why do I care if other people
waste their money? That, I can't answer.
As for current BSD's not utilising MP very well; why, that is
stating the obvious, again. We, at DragonFly are trying to
change this current dillema, and also bring other new things
into the OS.
Have YOU ever compared performance of a P4 and an Opteron system,
both with PCI-X? If so, you provide numbers, and then we'll see
where we all stand.
The "other" point, was that if I were to accept the premise
Hope that clarifies things.
You are stating the obvious, countless times and trying to
find and issue in something where one is not present. No
one is saying that the PCI bus is faster or equal in speed
PCI-X is something that has not undergone market acceptance
yet, and that is what's meant by "bleeding edge". Not many
people have PCI-X in their systems. AND before you say that
your installed client base whatever is using it then you
must think that you are at the centre of the Solar system.
Having a fast bus is not a strange requirement and you are
probably taking their words out of context. But since this
is hardware, I don't see what DragonFly can do about it
apart from optimising drivers. Having a fast bus is a user
requirement and it has (more or less) shit to do with the
On a side note, this doesn't apply to you alone; let us keep
derogatory comments about someone or their work methods out
of this and other lists.