Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4692 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> The whole point of an architecture change is to drop legacy compatibility,
> which enables things like SMP.
Funny. I thought the whole point of dropping legacy compatibility was to change the architecture. Else you could break compatibility and implement SMP etc. on dual-G4 or dual-G5
Actually, I am still not convinced that partial SMP and dual boxing could not be implemented on the PPC hardware.
With virtualization support, it would be easier on an X64 system, but we are not talking about retaining Abox after the ISA jump.
AND the latest PPCs feature a hypervisor, so it would be completely possible to run two boxed processes.
Here is one challenge, state it can not be done, as an absolute.
I don't think that is true.
The developers just don't have the will or interest in doing it.
And after having been beaten down for years by those making calls for an ISA change, I think they want to take the easy way out.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"