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SubjectRe: Updated 2.4 TODO List -- new addition WAS(test9 PCI
On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 06:26:57AM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
> yodaiken@fsmlabs.com said:
> > Foolhardy as it may be, people do _use_ the operating system to run
> > important applications and an "application goes down or screws up" can be
> > quite serious.
>
> Yes. But "the kernel screws up and crashes" is more serious, as it takes
> _all_ applications with it. And if it is "screws up and scribbles on de
> disks" the losses are even much more serious.

Really? More serious than a multithreaded data base failing to synchronize
as promised? Get real.
You can't do this type of ranking. If the compiler is bad, the entire
system is a joke. Users don't care whether the accounting system fails
and the telephone stops working because of a compiler error or a kernel
crash.







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> Horst von Brand vonbrand@sleipnir.valparaiso.cl
> Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616

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