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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro [was Re: Coding style - a non-issue]
Larry McVoy <> said:


> Because, just like the prevailing wisdom in the Linux hackers, they thought
> it would be relatively straightforward to get SMP to work. They started at
> 2, went to 4, etc., etc. Noone ever asked them to go from 1 to 100 in one
> shot. It was always incremental.

Maybe that is because 128 CPU machines aren't exactly common... just as
SPARC, m68k, S/390 development lags behind ia32 just because there are
many, many more of the later around.

Just as Linus said, the development is shaped by its environment.
Horst von Brand
Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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