Re: [RFC] Small PCI core patch

From: Avi Kivity
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 17:00:39 EST

Diego Calleja wrote:

El Tue, 22 Nov 2005 22:08:49 +0200,
Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx> escribió:

None of the desktop Windows installations I'm aware of exhibit this. The recent versions of Windows are fairly stable.

You don't seem to check frecuently windows help forums, where some people
speaks of nvidia as the number 1 "bluescreener"...

Lots of windows drivers _are_ crappy. It's just a fact - some companies
hire the wrong people. Some companies (like nvidia) get money from being
fast, not from stability. This is a good example from a microsoft
programmer about how some companies cheat the WHQL certification to
get faster drivers...

This one about silent install of drivers by "smart" installers is fun

Awsome. Certainly a very strong point against Windows drivers.

Many people have hyperthreaded CPUs today.

Hypertreaded CPUs can't run the two virtual cpus at the same time,

Actually they are parallel at the instruction level. For the purpose of SMP-safety they are the same as true SMP. They just have different performance characterestics.

It works well on the server, where Linux has a large and rising market

Linux didn't always have a large market share on servers. Again, history
has shown that the path taken by linux until now is succesful.

I hope you're right. But desktops are more complex, more varied, and have much more, er, interesting, users.

Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.

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