Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th May 2005 07:20 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems has delayed the release of two major features the company has trumpeted as reasons to try its latest version of the Solaris operating system. Eric Schrock, a Solaris kernel programmer, said on his blog in April that he's "completely redesigning the ZFS commands from the ground up" after finding some deficiencies.
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by Shaman on Sun 15th May 2005 21:20 UTC

MesaGL doesn't have any hardware smarts to speak of. That's why it is slow.

Most of the drivers in the kernel are done from specs including the CPUs. If a vendor wants to make it work best, then obviously they should be involved in development. Then the kernel devs and programming communities involved can help debug (and they will).