[rescue] Re MAKES. ME. SICK.-> scalability

Patrick Giagnocavo rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 09:29:02 CDT 2001

On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 07:16:20AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On June 19, Zach Malone wrote:
> > As I understand it,
> >     OpenBSD will not have SMP any time soon.  Supposedly it opens up far too
> > many security holes to have a second processor enabled.  This may eventually
> > be fixed, and as I am not on the dev team, I have no clue how long it might
> > take,
>   Uh-huh.  Now THAT is something that I'd like to see a good technical
> description of.

My understanding was that:

1.  If they do it, they will do it the right way.
2.  There are other more pressing needs such as device drivers.
3.  re: #1, they need to do it on multiple architectures
4.  They don't have a SMP guru on hand.


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