Do we need this junk?

Erik Osterholm erik-freebsd at
Fri Apr 6 20:53:44 UTC 2007

On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 03:23:14PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 4/6/07, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> >
> >I think some of the frustration people have shown with you is because
> >you don't seem to appreciate how much this issue is constantly thought
> >about and how the current state is not just an "accident of history".
> >
> >We have a LOT  of old systems running around the world.
> >
> But the old systems don't need the latest and greatest copy of
> FreeBSD! This is why we provide errata / security fixes. The systems
> are a static non moving target ???

Ah, but old systems are the most likely to see a significant benefit
from performance improvements.


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