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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Asymmetric multiprocessing
- From: "D. J. Bernstein" <djb_(_at_)_cr_(_dot_)_yp_(_dot_)_to>
- Date: 9 Jan 1999 00:40:34 -0000
Jonathan Katz writes:
> To do SMP right, we'd need to make the kernel fully-reentrant.
How long would it take you to implement AMP?
Most of the people who put money into multiple CPUs are not I/O-bound.
They don't mind having the system drop down to 1-CPU speed on the rare
occasions that they perform a system call.
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