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Re: Fedora kernel philosophy question. was: kernel question



Hi 

With the O(1) scheduler has the persistent starvation problem been
addressed?  Looks like it still exists in the Fedora beta2

Reference:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/linux/kernel/o1-starve.php



Thanks,
Ernesto

On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 12:25, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 08:03:36AM -0500, Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> 
>  > Is Fedora Core going to do the same thing with the kernel (massively patch,
>  > add in functionality, etc) or is it going to go with the stock kernels from
>  > kernel.org?
> 
> For the 2.4 kernel, its not going to diverge any more than it has
> already. This means we have some of the extra features folks asked
> like exec-shield, nptl, O(1) scheduler etc.  Most of the changes that
> are going in right now, are either backports of fixes from 2.4.23pre,
> or fixes for the already merged patches, and occasionally, fixes for
> something random (which is getting pushed back upstream asap) (typically
> these come from bugzilla reports).
> 
> For the 2.6 kernel when we get to FC2, we're hoping to get things a lot
> closer to mainline, and hopefully keep it that way. Already we have 1-2
> things there (Exec-shield springs to mind), but with any luck, we can
> push a lot of the smaller stuff upstream, and with O(1), nptl etc
> already being merged there, that's a whole bunch of patches we don't
> have to worry about.
> 
> 		Dave
-- 
Ernest L. Williams Jr. <ernesto ornl gov>




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