FreeBSD 7, DragonFly's status

Dmitri Nikulin dnikulin at
Thu Feb 28 11:32:32 PST 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:53 AM, Petr Janda
<elekktretterr at> wrote:
> > Sure, but SMP scalability is one of the key goals of DragonFly, and
>  > for it to be beaten by NetBSD (for which this is not a major goal, and
>  > for which SMP scalability only started being worked on a year ago) is
>  > very confusing. I haven't seen it compared with 1.12, but since no
>  > huge scalability work has gone in for a long time, I doubt it would
>  > close the gap much.
>  While a scalable SMP implementation is a goal of DragonFly, so is many other
>  things. There isn't very many people around besides Matt that have the time
>  and the skill to help pushing the big giant lock out. it simple as that. Im
>  sure more developers would be welcome. But if evrything goes as planned with
>  HAMMER, i think you'll be seeing more interest in DragonFly quite soon and
>  probably much higher SMP performance by the end of the year.

I hope so, and I look forward to having more than a dual core so I can
test it. There are some 16 CPU HP machines in my current work
placement but even if they were x86, I still wouldn't have root :P

Dmitri Nikulin

Centre for Synchrotron Science
Monash University
Victoria 3800, Australia

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