On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Kip Macy wrote:

KM>On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Julian Elischer wrote:
KM>> Kris Kennaway wrote:
KM>> > Julian Elischer wrote:
KM>> >> Andre Oppermann wrote:
KM>> >>> Brooks Davis wrote:
KM>> >>>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 08:44:56PM -0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
KM>> >>>>
KM>> >>>>> At some stage in the next few weeks I will be trying to commit
KM>> >>>>> Marco Zec's vimage code to -current. (only 'trying' not
KM>> >>>>> for technical reasons, but political).
KM>> >>> ...
KM>> >>>>> Why now?
KM>> >>>>> The code is in a shape where teh compiled out version of hte
KM>> >>>>> system is stable. In the compiled in version, it is functional
KM>> >>>>> enough to provide nearly all of what people want. It needs people
KM>> >>>>> with other interests to adapt it to their purposes and use it so
KM>> >>>>> that it can become a solid product for future releases.
KM>> >>>>
KM>> >>>> The website has a snapshot with a date over a month old and many
KM>> >>>> comments about unstable interfaces. I've seen zero reports of
KM>> >>>> substantial testing...
KM>> >>>
KM>> >>> What about locking and SMP scalability? Any new choke points?
KM>> >>
KM>> >> not that I've seen.
KM>> >
KM>> > That's a less than resounding endorsement
KM>> do the 10Gb ethernet adapters have any major problems?
KM>> are you willing to answer "no"?
KM>> should we then rip them from the tree?
KM>> I'm saying "this is work in progress" It seems stable and useful.
KM>> until we can get more than 6 people running it we won't know more.
KM>Given how long it has been since RELENG_7 branched - if its really a
KM>no-op when disabled, I personally don't see it any issues with it.


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