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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 08:57:17PM -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
>> Dig through the mail logs and you'll see that I was completely against the
>> preemption patch. I think it is a bad idea, if you want real time, use
>> rt/linux, it solves the problem right.

On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 11:44:47PM -0800, Bill Huey wrote:
> And large unbounded operation on data structures. DOS, a single tasking
> operating system is fast running a single thread of execution too, it just
> happens to also be completely useless.
> Whether folks like it or not, embedded RT is the future of Linux much more
> so than any single NUMA machine that's sold or can be sold by IBM, SGI and
> any other vendor of that type.

And scalability is as essential there as it is on 512x/16TB O2K's.

For this, it's _downward_ scalability, where "downward" is relative to
"typical" UP x86 boxen.


-- wli
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