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Posted on 14-Jun-2004 23:52 GMT by JohnV68 comments
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Here's what Benjamin Herrenschmidt, a respectable linuxPPC kernel hacker thinks about the Articia. <A HREF="http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/06/msg00430.html">Here is some interesting thread about the Articia. Note that Benjamin Herrenschmidt is a clued linuxPPC kernel hacker with lot of experience. Here's what he thinks about the Articia "features":

It's basically incompetent northbridge design.

No, that means the HW is a Piece Of Shit !

Cache coherency is a basic feature of anything claiming to be used as a desktop machine.

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Comment 5Ben Hermans (Hyperion)15-Jun-2004 00:08 GMT
What a PPC linux kernel hacker thinks about the Articia : Comment 6 of 68ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 15-Jun-2004 00:14 GMT
Holy fuck, this IS funny. I gotta give props to the 'Nincompoops But Believers' for having the balls to argue over PPC hardware matters with benh of all people. OTOH, they prolly didn't know who they were talking to...

What benh says goes. It's mostly thanks to him that there IS a PPC flavor of Linux, at least as far as Macs go, and when I get a new PPC distro one of the first things I do is to swap distro packed kernels for the latest benh version.
If he can't 'use' the 'feature' without performance penalties, then no game porting hackers can, even if they're employed by a Feature List Publishing company that has licensed The Trademark. Neither can an abrasive yobbo with a little computer shop, a monopoly on motherboards, and computer knowledge that's limited to shoving A1200's in boxes.

The Hyperion/Eyetech Believers didn't believe Genesi. They didn't believe Terrasoft. They didn't believe Tratech. They didn't believe de Raadt until he mentioned the word 'Pegasos' (1, with the Articia). They didn't even believe Mai themselves when they yanked DMA from their own marketing. Will they believe benh? No, because Eyetech's Teron is all they're allowed to buy.
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