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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 02:31:33PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Bill Huey wrote:
> > You don't need data. It's conceptually obvious.
> The mantra of doomed IPOs ill-fated software projects, and the guy down
> the street who has never invested in a company which was still in business
> 24 months later. No matter how great the concept it still has to work.

I'm not disagreeing with that, but if you read the previous exchange you'd see
that I was reacting to what seemed to be an obviously rude dismissal of how
latency effects both IO performance of a system and trashes the usability of
the a priority driven scheduler. It's basic computer science.

> It's conceptionally obvious that professional programmers working for a
> major software house will write a better os than a grad student fighting
> off boredom one summer... in the end you always need data.

Had to read your post a couple of times to make sure that the tone of it
wasn't charged. :)

All I can say now is that I'm working on it. We'll see if it's vaporware
in the near future.


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