Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 09:04 UTC
Linux "People who think SD was 'perfect' were simply ignoring reality," Linus Torvalds began in a succinct explanation as to why he chose the CFS scheduler written by Ingo Molnar instead of the SD scheduler written by Con Kolivas. He continued, "sadly, that seemed to include Con too, which was one of the main reasons that I never [entertained] the notion of merging SD for very long at all: Con ended up arguing against people who reported problems, rather than trying to work with them." He went on to stress the importance of working toward a solution that is good for everyone, "that was where the SD patches fell down. They didn't have a maintainer that I could trust to actually care about any other issues than his own." Update: OSNews user superstoned pointed us to the other side of the story.
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I'm going to take issue with this 'maintainer'. One, Con had lots of people testing SD, including myself. I myself provided feedback to Con on IRC. Second, your excuse that 'scheduler proliferation is evil' is stupid. In fact, we should have more pluggable mechanisms in the kernel to allow for greater testing capabilities. I'm truly ashamed to see Linux development go down the drain in the same direction as closed-like projects do with their closed mind, closed attitude towards developers.

Edited 2007-07-28 18:54

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