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SubjectRe: 2.2.18Pre Lan Performance Rocks!

"Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 06:38:09PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> > > [..] It's all rather complicated, and I think alien
> > > to Unix folks. [..]
> >
> > That has _nothing_ to do with software. That's only has to do with the IA32
> > hardware.
> >
> > If you only switch the stack during context switching then you _can't_ provide
> > memory protection between different tasks. Period.
> >
> Andrea,
> I am writing up a complete description of NetWare internals, and what we
> are doing to
> the 2.2.X code base to create a NetWare Linux hybrid. I will post, an
> if Alan wants to fork his own personal NetWare 2.2.18pre in his /people
> area, I would have Andre and my folks maintain it and make it available
> for everyone to use.
> I've been deluged with emails from folks on the list telling me to go
> for it, and Novell customers who think it's a valid path to preserve
> their investments in Novell technologies, and I know it will be a
> lucrative market and put Linux in high level enterprise accounts for
> high capacity file and print. When 2.4 is out the door, we'll start
> looking at that one.
> It would also allow the Linux companies to go from 20 million a year in
> revenues to 100 million in revenues on boxed software sales alone.
> Novell is bringing in 1 billion dollars a year. If Caldera, Suse, and
> RedHat split this three ways, that's 33 million dollars more each year

Wrong math. That's 330 million dollars for each compat more each year
fund more Linux development and make us all rich...


> than they are making now. People will pay it, and since it's ring 0,
> they have to get it from a vendor to know that all the componenets are
> stable together (this is how Novell stays in the accounts and is able to
> deamdn a high price for this product).
> I am finishing NWFS 2.4.4 post so, I will finish the write up after I
> finish up these auto repair tools for the FS.
> :-)
> Jeff
> > Andrea
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