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SubjectRe: Thread-private mappings and graphics (was Re: Per-Processor Data
On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 03:41:57PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > really occasion for a rant about how "unstable and unmaintainable" IRIX
> > is, but whatever - so long as in the end Linux allows apps to issue
> > vertices at least as fast as other OSes on the same hardware.
> You forgot "and continues to be able to do so for years to come".

I want to add one more thing to this and then I'll shut up.

The thing that I really love the most about Linux is that the guys in charge
seem to take the long view. I personally would like my children - if they
want to - be able to use and work on Linux. And their children. In other
words, 100 years from now, it would be very nice if Linux was a healthy
operating system.

If you take the view that only code that you'd want the next generation to
see should go in Linux, that helps your decision process.

The cool part of all this is that Linus/Alan/Dave et al seem to be doing
this already. It would be nice if everyone had this approach - in 100
years, we'd have the perfect operating system.
Larry McVoy

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