cvs commit: src/lib/libc/i386/net htonl.S ntohl.S

Mark Linimon linimon at
Tue Oct 19 18:45:24 PDT 2004

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, David Schultz wrote:

> Yes, and very few of those [embedded systems] folks are likely to want
> a relatively large, non-realtime, monolithic, multi-threaded OS kernel,
> much less a userland that even vaguely resembles a standard FreeBSD
> installation.

I think it's fair to ask, are there any such people (e.g. using FreeBSD
on embedded systems)?

I mean, my background includes a lot of embedded systems work so I'm
biased towards it, but there is also no point in trying to optimize
FreeBSD for a null set of users.  (That's what the ports tree is for.
Hey, don't throw that 386 box at me!)

> \me can't wait for the day when developers are no longer required
> to spend time and effort to support anything older than a PPro.

How much of the source base has code specific to that case?

Well, in some ways, all of this is probably just jumping the gun on
a wider discussion of what we want 6.x to be.  I'm hoping that that
will start fairly soon after 5.3 goes out the door ...


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