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Interview: the return of the realtime preemption tree

Feb 27, 2009, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"LWN: The 2.6.29-rc4-rt1 announcement notes that you're coming off a 1.5-year sabbatical. Why did you step away from the RT patches so long; have you been hanging out on the beach in the mean time? :)

"Thomas: We spent a marvelous time at the x86 lagoon, a place with an extreme contrast of antiquities and modern art. :)

"Seriously, we underestimated the amount of work which was necessary to bring the unified x86 architecture into shape. Nothing to complain about; it definitely was and still is a worthwhile effort and I would not hesitate longer than a fraction of a second to do it again.

"Ingo: Yeah, hanging out on the beach for almost two years was well-deserved for both of us. We met Linus there and it was all fun and laughter, with free beach cocktails, pretty sunsets and camp fires. [ All paid for by the nice folks from Microsoft btw., - those guys sure know how to please a Linux kernel hacker! ;-) ]"

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