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SubjectRe: [CHECKER] big stack variables
From said:
> ObUML (again): Any estimated time of submission to Linus?! Is this an
> early v2.5-thing, or are the changes minor enough to the rest of the
> tree to allow for an v2.4-merge?

There are almost no changes to the rest of the tree, and none of those affect
any of the other arches, so it's an early 2.4 thing.

The reason I've waiting this long to put it in is that UML is not a normal
port. With the other ports, few enough people have the relevant hardware that
if the port isn't all that great at submission time, not many people will be
affected. With UML, the vast majority of Linux users (the i386-using ones)
have the relevant platform (we could get a lot closer to 100% if owners of
non-i386 boxes would port UML to them, hint, hint :-).

I expect that getting it into the pool will be considered something of a stamp
of approval for UML, so a lot more people will start using it. If it sucks,
it will affect a large number of people, word will get around that it sucks,
and lots of people won't give it a second chance.

So, my goal for UML when it's submitted is that it make a solid, stable, UP
virtual machine. You can see a measure of my progress by my TODO list, which
I post to my devel list occasionally. The most recent one is at

After the 2.4 submission, I'm going to start working on some more radical
things, like SMP emulation, clustering, and artifical environments.


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