Negative Review of FreeBSD 5.4

Jerry B. Altzman jbaltz at
Thu Jun 2 10:24:37 PDT 2005

On 6/2/05, Dan Langille <dan at> wrote:
> On 2 Jun 2005 at 9:17, Neal E. Westfall wrote:
> > Anybody have any thoughts on this review?
> >
> I suggest you provide your thoughts first.

OK, I think a lot of the points he brings up are valid ones. (I have
not yet tried to get FBSD 5.4 up yet, I've been tied up with other
I think his offhand comment on the Giant Lock shows some lack of
depth; it is a major undertaking, and really fundamentally (IMHO)
I think the comment about "low-end and desktop" was ... well,
something of a gratuitous swipe...

> Dan Langille :

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