"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
"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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