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Would it make more sense to add features to an existing system?

Would it make more sense to add features to an existing system?

Posted Nov 30, 2012 16:40 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
In reply to: Would it make more sense to add features to an existing system? by bronson
Parent article: Haiku edges toward general release

Sorry, bad wording. There was not a *complete* lack of memory protection since it obviously used the MMU... But when safety vs. latency questions came up, the decision pretty much always went toward lowering latency.


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Would it make more sense to add features to an existing system?

Posted Nov 30, 2012 16:47 UTC (Fri) by renox (subscriber, #23785) [Link]

Well I didn't use an Hobbit and AFAIK on PCs BeOS had memory protection and it was still much more responsive than anything else at the time.

It would be interesting to know if BeOS still feel more responsive than current OSs on modern hardware (especially one with a SSD)..

Would it make more sense to add features to an existing system?

Posted Nov 30, 2012 17:21 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Check out what I said about mapping the GPU... Any app could use the GPU to DMA anywhere on the machine. Saving those context switches counts for a LOT, but means that you don't really need to worry about security since your machine is wide open anyway.


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