TinyMinds.org: Interview with a Kernel Hacker
Dec 19, 2002, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to John Paul for this link.
"TM: On to the actual questions, as
Tinyminds.org is primarily a desktop user Linux site we were
wondering if you would tell us a bit about the changes the desktop
user can expect in the upcoming kernel 2.6?
"RML: Desktop users can expect a bit in 2.6,
which is somewhat surprising as the goals of 2.5 were primarily to
improve scalability and reduce bottlenecks in large machines.
"First off, of course, there is the preemptive kernel. The
preemptive kernel makes the kernel schedule preemptively like
user-space, as opposed to schedule cooperatively. This improves
process response by allowing a freshly woken up process to
immediately preempt the running task, even if the task is inside