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    SubjectRe: what's next for the linux kernel?
    On Sunday 02 October 2005 18:43, Robert Hancock wrote:
    >Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
    >> and, what is the linux kernel?
    >> it's a daft, monolithic design that is suitable and faster on
    >> single-processor systems, and that design is going to look _really_
    >> outdated, really soon.
    >Well, it sounds like it works pretty well on such things as 512 CPU
    >Altix systems, so it sounds like the suggestion that Linux is designed
    >solely for single-processor systems and isn't suitable for multicore,
    >hyperthreaded CPUs doesn't hold much water..

    Ahh, yes and no, Robert. The un-answered question, for that
    512 processor Altix system, would be "but does it run things 512
    times faster?" Methinks not, by a very wide margin. Yes, do a lot
    of unrelated things fast maybe, but render a 30 megabyte page with
    ghostscript in 10 milliseconds? Never happen IMO.

    And Christoph in the next msg, calls him 1/2 drunk. He doesn't come
    across to me as being more than 1 beer drunk. And he does make some
    interesting points, so if they aren't valid, lets use proveable logic
    to shoot them down, not name calling and pointless rhetoric.

    Cheers, Gene
    "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
    soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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