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SubjectRe: The end of embedded Linux?
Alan Cox wrote:
>
> 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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