Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Apr 2007 22:47 UTC
Linux Ingo Molnar released a new patchset titled the 'Modular Scheduler Core and Completely Fair Scheduler'. He explained, "this project is a complete rewrite of the Linux task scheduler. My goal is to address various feature requests and to fix deficiencies in the vanilla scheduler that were suggested/found in the past few years, both for desktop scheduling and for server scheduling workloads."
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RE: It is ...
by jessta on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 08:02 UTC in reply to "It is ..."
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From my understanding, a device driver can only be as simple as the hardware API of the device being driven.
Since there are so many different devices each with different APIs(some of which are broken) this makes for a lot of mess.
Then take the fact that many device drivers have to be reverse-engineered because the hardware manufacturers are insanely not releasing specs on their hardware.

It's like trying simplify the web, we have to get a huge number of people to agree on a standard, and then you still have to implement messy ways to get around the people that don't. This is one of the reasons webbrowsers are so big and messy.

- Jesse McNelis

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