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Wired: Linux Coders Offer Kernel Wishes

Apr 03, 2001, 22:42 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"...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."

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