RE: It's IBM dummy

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From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 08:48:33 PDT

On Tue, 8 May 2001, David Stutz wrote:

> I'm just a doddering old fool to think that the local OS matters at all,

Of course a local OS matters. If my desktop box has a 1 k CPUs,
they can't be fat CPUs, nor can they have large memory grains. So the
amount of shared code present in each node better be minimal.
I can't afford to replicate the bloat all over the place.

So, some OSses can go places other OSses can't.

[eleitl@pc27 DSPsrc]$ ls -l /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17-21mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 665029 Oct 5 2000 /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17-21mdk

Excuse me while I bust an aneurism laughing. How is that bloated thing
supposed to scale to a 1 MBit grain architecture?

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