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Re: What would it take....

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: What would it take....
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:57:04 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Samuel Thibault, le Tue 22 Dec 2009 14:51:22 +0100, a écrit :
> > 3. What would it take to enable SMP and/or NORMA-RPC?
> No real development as GNU Mach is already supposed to be SMP-safe.
> Problem is that the drivers are old and don't work with ACPI,

BTW, it'd probably be easier to tackle that through the Xen port, as the
"drivers" would be simple and it would probably be easier to debug.

> and the SMP-safety hasn't been checked for a while.

And the concurrency-safety of Hurd code has never been tested.  Yes, it
does matter: threaded code can work on UP and fail on SMP because a
couple of new scheduling scenarii appear and a lot of rare scheduling
scenarii become common.


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