cvs commit: src/lib/libc/i386/net htonl.S ntohl.S
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Oct 19 18:55:31 PDT 2004
On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 08:45:22PM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> 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!)
If there's actually a need there's always the option of creating an
80386 port. A developer I'm not going to name here recently said that
if someone like NASA comes to us and says, "we'd love to use FreeBSD
on this satellite, but we need to run on in 80386", he'd do the port
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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