[Techtalk] Theory vs. practice
jockgrrl at austin.rr.com
Wed Jan 16 01:44:38 EST 2002
Val Henson wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 08:09:45PM -0500, Jeff Dike wrote:
> > And many of the loudest participants on lkml aren't kernel developers...
> :) I'm sorry - I realize that many of the best kernel developers don't
> even post on l-k. When you see people who are pushing for (and have
> written the patches for) a preemptive Linux kernel, and these selfsame
> people don't understand priority inversion or think it is a
> problem... That's when I *fear* for the future of Linux.
So ... do these people even understand serialization? Because
life inside a pre-emptible kernel gets really =weird=.
I did a one-hour brown bag at work on kernel programming. I
described the AIX kernel as "not just multi-threaded, but
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