Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sun Dec 14 03:01:14 PST 2008
>> with "secret" drivers - they can easily hide them. AFAIK at least half of
>> their driver code are to do workaround of their hardware bugs.
> Actually that sounds like a very close approximation of what is going
> on. It explains why cpu usage can go up some times during use.
another example. Part of AMD phenom CPUs have TLB cache bug - actually
making in unusable for anything serious.
But - this CPUs are still available for sale. not as "broken" but as new.
you won't even get informed about it when buying,
Why? because people accepted it ;)
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