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SubjectRe: [ck] Re: Linus 2.6.23-rc1
Hua Zhong wrote:

> I don't think it's the code superiority that decided the fate of the two
> schedulers. When CFS came out, the fate of SD was pretty much already
> decided. The fact is that Linus trusts Ingo, and as such he wants to merge
> Ingo's code. Of course I cannot say it's wrong, and Ingo's earned this
> it through years of hard work, but let's not kid ourselves and deny the
> obvious fact.

I agree with you here. It's not simply code superiority that matters but a
balance of attitude and the code's corroboration with numbers. Both had
numbers to show but I think that one's attitude was preferred over the other.

> I think Con was simply too frustrated after years of rejection. He could
> have been more diplomatic this time round. But no matter how he'd have
> done, once Ingo decided to write a new scheduler, the outcome was pretty
> much already decided.
>
> SD (and years of Con's work) inspired CFS. This is a fact. No matter how
> smart and capable Ingo is, he needs inspiration to keep the good work going.
> So I wish Ingo could work more closely with others and let them share a bit
> more credit which would just produce even better work.

I don't see where credit was lacking. As far as I've observed, SD's author
was given acknowledgment on what he did and even got praise.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,

Carlo

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