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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro [was Re: Coding style - a non-issue]
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Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com> 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.
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