"BOSTON -- Where exactly is the Linux kernel heading?
"Here at the LinuxCon conference, a panel of Linux kernel
developers from Red Hat, Google, Novell and Oracle discussed what's
next for the ecosystem, and why not every kernel debuts with a big
"Google developer Ted Ts'o said that the coming of very large
multiple CPU cores on chips will be a challenge that Linux
developers will have to address. He added that scalability, a
concern that Linux kernel developers had largely considered a
solved problem, will require work for the next generation of chip
scalability. Ts'o also noted that the increasing growth of faster
networking speeds will bring additional pressure to the
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