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SubjectRe: SMP-Linux
On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 17:16, James Buchanan wrote:

> Yes, a HAL, very much, but not really a VM, only a very thin layer of
> architecture-nuturalness. Very thin. The trickery I have learnt from
> the NetBSD project is that it has some very clever glue code below
> this HAL. I suppose to maintain acceptable performance levels. Then
> again the goals of NetBSD and Linux are different in some respects,
> Linux likes raw speed and was originally only for the x86 and NetBSD
> likes portability above that.
> So I suppose my experiment will never really take off, but could have
> some interesting results!

Well... how do you think linux actually works ? Did you bother
_reading_ the code before proposing to do something that is
basically already there ? :)

Ben (happily running SMP on PowerPC architecture).

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