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Torvalds Warns Linux is Getting Bloated

Sep 22, 2009, 14:35 (11 Talkback[s])
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"But Torvalds added that there are still areas for improvement and provided a very pointed comment about the current size of the Linux kernel.

""We're getting bloated, yes it's a problem," Torvalds said. "I'd love to say we have a plan. I mean, sometimes it's a bit sad and we're definitely not the streamlined hyper-efficient kernel that I had envisioned 15 years ago. The kernel is huge and bloated."

"He added that whenever the kernel adds a new feature the problem gets worse. That said, he didn't think that features are being added too fast and said that developers are finding bugs quickly."

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