"...Presentations from industry leaders such as Oracle, IBM and
API clued developers to the changes that the business world would
like to see in the kernel."
"Lance Larsh of Oracle outlined Oracle's wish list for Linux -?
detailing features and additions to the kernel that would allow
Oracle's high-end database servers to perform better when running
Linux. Torvalds said that most of the issues brought up by Larsh
are already on the "fix" list."
"Many of the presenters requested improved error-reporting
features in 2.5. Currently, if certain computing operations fail,
the kernel doesn't know if the failed disk has a simple glitch such
as a bad sector, or if the entire drive is completely trashed."