KernelTrap: Interview: Rusty Russell
Sep 24, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Rusty Russell is a Linux kernel hacker living in Australia,
working for IBM's Linux Technology Center. He's also a frequent and
talented speaker at Linux gatherings. When talking about Rusty in
an earlier interview, Andrew Morton summarized, 'he's just a really
sharp and witty guy--anyone who has attended one of his sessions at
a conference will attest to that!'
"Well known for his packet filtering efforts, having written
both ipchains and netfilter/iptables, he has continued to make an
impressive number of contributions to Linux kernel development. A
large sampling of his current projects have been merged into the
upcoming 2.6 kernel, including futexes, per-cpu counters, hot
pluggable CPU support, and a complete rewrite of the in-kernel
module loading code.
"For a humorous sample of Rusty's wit, one only needs to look to
his email signature which reads, 'Anyone who quotes me in their sig
is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell...'"