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Re: Torvalds Job Is Done

  • Subject: Re: Torvalds Job Is Done
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 13:49:50 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS
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__/ [ Technomage Hawke ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 12:05 \__

> John A. Bailo wrote:
>> We can live with the 2.6 kernel for a long time.
>> Let's disband the OSDL and Torvalds for a while.
>> Let us continue on...
> you're nuts.

Sometimes. He has good days and weird(er) days.

> lots more work, lots more improvements (libata anyone?) to make.


> and then there is paravirtualisation (which I am using with xen).

Xen in its own right needs some further work, according to what Red Had has
said for the past couple of days.


                Red Hat rains on Xen parade

> one last thing, we really need to have a way to cull some of the bloat that
> has crept in over the last few major revisions. I remember when kernel 2.4
> could fit on a floppy and boot a box. can't do that with kernel 2.6 (at
> least not very easily).

There is _a lot_ of cleaning up to do. Compatibility with legacy hardware, as
well as bug fixes.


        Torvalds comments on kernel "overhaul"

        Monday May 08, 2006 (03:01 PM GMT)

> otherwise, the linux kernel tree is still far and away much more stable
> than the M$ alternative.

It certainly is. Not just stable, but also more versatile and robust on the
face of it. Look back at the comment on oddities wherein unplugging
peripherals in Windows requires a reboot.

Best wishes,


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