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SubjectRe: patent on O_ATOMICLOOKUP [Re: [PATCH] loopable tmpfs (2.4.17)]
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On Sat, 2002-05-25 at 21:30, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> A short time ago I made my living by programming large factory machines that
> can kill people in an instant. I would have loved to use Linux, but it was
> not ready at the time. As long as core developers continue to ignore the
> need for realtime capability in the kernel itself - as opposed to waving hands

This has nothing to do with real time. The capacity of computer science
to formally validate a system (and if it can kill people it should be
formally proven in something like Z) is not sufficient for a system so
complex. Such a device needs a tiny verifiable kernel core.

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