[lkml]   [2002]   [Jun]   [21]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Linux, the microkernel (was Re: latest linus-2.5 BK broken)
    [Cc:s heavily snipped]
    Daniel Phillips <> said:
    > On Friday 21 June 2002 20:46, Cort Dougan wrote:
    > > I don't see Linux being in serious jeopardy in the short-term of becoming
    > > solaris. It only aims at running on 1-4 processors and does a pretty good
    > > job of that. Most sane people realize, as Larry points out, that the
    > > current design will not scale to 64 processors and beyond. That's obvious,
    > > it's not an alarmist or deep statement. The key is to realize that it's
    > > not _meant_ to scale that high right now.
    > And originally, it was never meant to scale to more than one processor.

    Right. If they had designed it for 4/8 CPUs from the start, they would
    surely have gotten it dead wrong. Just to find out how wrong around now...

    If 64-way becomes commodity one day in whatever form the hardware people
    dream up, Linux will surely follow.
    Horst von Brand
    Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:26    [W:0.021 / U:51.956 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site