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    SubjectRe: The end of embedded Linux?
    Alan Cox wrote:
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    > On Sun, 2002-10-06 at 05:28, David S. Miller wrote:
    > > Embedded applications tend to have issues which are entirely specific
    > > to that embedded project. As such, those are things that do not
    > > belong in a general purpose OS.
    >
    > 90% of the embedded Linux problem is not this. Its actually easy to get
    > most of the embedded needs into the base kernel - in fact they overlap
    > the other worlds a lot.
    >
    > Need low power consumption/resource usage - thats S/390 mainframe
    > instances and ibm wristwatches.
    >
    > Need good cpu control - thats desktop/laptop and embedded
    >
    > Need good irq behaviour (pre-empt/low latency) - thats desktop/embedded
    >
    > and it carries on like that.
    >
    > No the big problem is that each embedded vendor is desperately trying to
    > keep their changes out of the mainstream so they can screw each other.
    > In doing so the main people they screw are all their customers.
    >
    > So if the embedded people want 2.6 to be good at embedded they need to
    > get their heads out of their arses and contribute to the mainstream.
    > Otherwise they'll always be chasing a moving ball, and a ball most
    > people are kicking the other way down the field. Its a simple fact of
    > line, if you stick you head up your backside all you get to do is eat
    > shit
    >
    > (and yes there are some embedded people who do contribute but they are
    > sadly a real minority)

    Uh, thanks, I think.

    -g
    >
    > Alan
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