Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Feb 2008 22:32 UTC
FreeBSD FreeBSD 7.0 has been released. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. This is the first release from the 7-STABLE branch which introduces many new features along with many improvements to functionality present in the earlier branches."
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RE[2]: Comment by sbergman27
by Francis Kuntz on Thu 28th Feb 2008 08:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sbergman27"
Francis Kuntz
Member since:
2006-09-23

I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.
Playing games with VM is bad. memory copies are _also_ bad, but quite
frankly, memory copies often have _less_ downside than VM games, and
bigger caches will only continue to drive that point home.

Linus


Linus, still a dumass ....
The more I see Linus talking, the more I see him like an idiot.

He is speaking against closed source software, he should better think about his closed mind ...

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RE[3]: Comment by sbergman27
by WereCatf on Thu 28th Feb 2008 10:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sbergman27"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Just a question here: do you happen to know a lot about TLBs, costs associated with invalidating those tables, and all the other related memory management issues? If not then on what basis are you calling him a "dumbass"? Just wondering...

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RE[4]: Comment by sbergman27
by evangs on Thu 28th Feb 2008 10:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by sbergman27"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

I suppose by the fact that the "incompetent idiots" (i.e. the FreeBSD and Mach people) are turning out software that rivals his own. If they were so incompetent and if Linus were so superior in his knowledge why isn't Linux (the kernel) way ahead?

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Well, considering that Mach and FreeBSD are different products, lumping them together like that would make me consider him at least a little bit of a dumbass

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RE[3]: Comment by sbergman27
by indiocolifa on Thu 28th Feb 2008 12:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sbergman27"
indiocolifa Member since:
2006-06-20

"I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots. Playing games with VM is bad. memory copies are _also_ bad, but quite frankly, memory copies often have _less_ downside than VM games, and bigger caches will only continue to drive that point home. Linus
Linus, still a dumass .... The more I see Linus talking, the more I see him like an idiot. He is speaking against closed source software, he should better think about his closed mind ... "

Honestly, Linus comments are targeted at the teenage "Linux or die" geeks, religious zealots, or people like that (Linus seems to like being the prophet for those oscurantists).

Well, I don't care a s**t about what this guy has to say, I simply don't consider him to contribute with scientific views, or valuable opinions, to the free-Unix community.

Edited 2008-02-28 12:42 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by sbergman27
by Tom K on Thu 28th Feb 2008 17:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sbergman27"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

What right does Linus have to rag on FreeBSD's VM subsystem when his own kernel's underwent how many rewrites due to brokenness beyond repair?

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