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SubjectRe: Linux, the microkernel (was Re: latest linus-2.5 BK broken)
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Daniel Phillips <phillips@arcor.de> 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.
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