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shared IRQ, fixed ? (was: [OT]: GNU/Hurd ready for a daily use (?))



Anonymous coward <ddavies@ddavies.net> writes:

>  Xavier Maillard <zedek@gnu-rox.org> writes:
>  
> >  --=-=-=
> >  Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> >  
> >  Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> writes:
> >  
> >  On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 10:36:33AM +0200, Xavier Maillard wrote:
> > > >  Hi, =20=20 I currently use GNU/Hurd at home but only to test
> > > >  few of my developments on this platform.  =20=20 Till now, I
> > > >  didn't think to switch to GNU/hurd definetely. I have reached a
> > > >  point where I would like to use only GNU/Hurd at home. Do you
> > > >  honestly think this is a crazy idea or does anybody has
> > > >  definetely choose to use GNU/Hurd for daily tasks (mail,
> > > >  programming, web, multimedia, ...).  =20=20 I really need
> > > >  feedback on that ;)
> > >  =20=20 It depends on what you need. If you need GNOME/KDE or
> > >  stability or good performance then GNU is not ready for you
> > >  yet. As for web and multimedia we don't have any sound support
> > >  and we still don't have a ported major browser (Mozilla, Galeon,
> > >  etc)
> >  
> >  The main purpose would be to have my current real simple setup
> >  (X+Ion+zsh+Emacs+gcc) into the GNU.
> >  
> >  And maybe I could begin to help in making
> >  development/packaging/whatever.
> >  
> >  All I need is at leat a shell, emacs (and stuff that comes with it:
> >  bbdb, gnus, ...) and also a simple w3m (my main browser here).
> >  
> >  Is it possible then ??
>  
>  There was someone this list who tried to do thisq, but I think he
>  ended up giving up.  That said, if you really want to try to run Hurd
>  as you main OS and you really only need a shell and emacs then I'd
>  bet you would be able to get by fairly well.  Not sure how well w3m
>  works (never tied that).  I haven't heard any disk corruption stories
>  in a long time, but if you do any significant amount of work you
>  should be extra careful to back it up somewhere.

Ok. That said, I remember I did have troubles using the Hurd here due
to IRQ problem with my NIC. Is IRQ sharing fixed now ?

zeDek
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