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SubjectRe: what's next for the linux kernel?
On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, 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 outdated, really soon.

Linux already has a number of scalable SMP synchronisation
mechanisms. The main scalability effort nowadays is about
the avoidance of so-called "cache line bouncing".

http://wiki.kernelnewbies.org/wiki/SMPSynchronisation

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