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OSNews.com: Linus Torvalds Tells All (Interview)

Oct 10, 2001, 17:55 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)

[ Thanks to Eugenia for this link. ]

"I don't want to open a 2.5.x development tree until I'm happy with the pending issues for 2.4.x - it's taken longer than I hoped for, but it's getting there. Within the month..

The biggest issues for 2.5.x (and the eventual 2.6 or 3.0 release) will probably be NUMA and other big machine scalability, along with an overhaul of the disk IO layer. At the same time, most of what affects "normal" users is the continued driver development etc.

The other part of scalability is scaling down (that's the part that most "scalable" projects forget completely about), and there the interesting stuff is mostly about some of the QoS issues that some embedded users have. We'll see where that takes us."

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