Please explain.

Martin P. Hellwig mhellwig at
Sun Sep 19 02:10:18 PDT 2004

timh at wrote:

>Your taking it the wrong way, I was simply asking a question to the
>developers to confirm this.
>I have standardized on FreeBSD.
>I apologized if I made it seem like I was trolling, not my intention.
>If a business were to standardize on FreeBSD, they would love to know if the
>multithreading issues would be fixed completely correctly not just
Well, fair enough but it still comes down to if you have a other OS 
which does what you need than use that OS.
But perhaps you require the BSD license for you biz?
Actually I'm not very knowledged (far from) about design and multithread 
issues however from what I read is that mulitple CPU's is a real pain 
and the one who managed it the best is SUN (only read that - not sure 
about it), but there working 10 years on this issues and get paid for 
it. So what can you filter out of this?
If you need your idea of multithreading, then let it develop and give it 
to the BSD community, otherwise use/buy an other OS.

That multithreading issue is indeed a touchy point because it is so open 
for other interpretation, which one group sees  a fine solution is for 
the other a low-profile dirty hack. Some hang more over to a clean 
design  and other like designs but prefer something working.
DragonFly has indeed taken a different approach about solving this 
issue, however which OS will provide the best solution will be proven 
over time.

So IMHO your original question is not trolling but you simply ask it a 
couple of years to early :-)


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