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Linux: Linus On CFS vs SD

Jul 28, 2007, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"'People who think SD was 'perfect' were simply ignoring reality,' Linus Torvalds began in a succinct explanation as to why he chose the CFS scheduler written by Ingo Molnar instead of the SD scheduler written by Con Kolivas. He continued, 'sadly, that seemed to include Con too, which was one of the main reasons that I never [entertained] the notion of merging SD for very long at all: Con ended up arguing against people who reported problems, rather than trying to work with them.' He went on to stress the importance of working toward a solution that is good for everyone, 'that was where the SD patches fell down. They didn't have a maintainer that I could trust to actually care about any other issues than his own.' He then offered some praise to Ingo, 'as a long-term maintainer, trust me, I know what matters. And a person who can actually be bothered to follow up on problem reports is a *hell* of a lot more important than one who just argues with reporters...'"

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