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SubjectRe: why no fdset patch in kernel?
On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> On 16 Jun 1999 12:00:04 +0200, smurf@noris.de (Matthias Urlichs) said:
> > Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:
> >> > Does anyone know why the fdset (large # file descriptors / processes)
> >> > patch has not been integrated into the kernel, even as experimental?
> >> In the 2.2 case mainly because it didn't get in in time,
>
> > Since work on 2.2 hasn't stopped (which is because we're not at 2.4 yet ;-)
> > will it eventually find its way to 2.2.whatever?
>
> Given that it is in the *ac* patches, there is a supported way of using
> it on 2.2 anyway. Is there much demand for the fdset patches as a
> separate, standalone patch for 2.2?

we will start seeing increased demand when more server products appear in
the Linux market. but there is a mixed message, as i pointed out to Alan
-- the ac patches "aren't for production servers," but that's the only
place where production shops can find this patch.

i think it would be appropriate to maintain the fdset patch as a separate
patch for 2.2 if it won't be included in the mainstream kernel. does
redhat include the patch in it's distributed 6.0 kernels?

- Chuck Lever
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