[plug] HPA Talk
tweedie at nw.com.au
Fri Oct 2 10:47:39 WST 1998
Hmmm Wish I could have made this one. Sounds like it was a great meeting.
Anyone live in the Willetton area who goes to the meetings regulary who
might be able to give me a lift on the odd occasion?
On Fri, 2 Oct 1998, David Campbell wrote:
> From: Matt Kemner <zombie at networx.net.au>
> > On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Leon Brooks wrote:
> > > Nice talk by HPA, lots said about processors, very little about
> > > TransMeta.
> > Nice talk indeed.. Perhaps HPA's quote of the night was a "You're Sick!"
> > directed at Leon. (For those who couldn't attend, Leon had just shared
> > with us his dream of seeing an SMP machine where you could boot one
> > processor while compiling a kernel on the other)
> *chuckle quietly*
> There are ways of doing this but it requires basically two complete
> computers with a chunk of memory (not all - critical point) shared between
> them. When the machine boots it would have two kernels running and not an
> SMP kernel - hence it is no longer SMP.
> David Campbell
> campbell at torque.net
> Current project list:
> a) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers
> b) Create Linux chipset specific parport drivers
> c) Start on ParSCSI drivers
> d) Boot proms for parport devices (socket onto NE2000 cards)
> Any assistance to clearing this list most welcome
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