Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 15:34 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Linux During the roundtable discussion at LinuxCon this year, Linus Torvalds made some pretty harsh remarks about the current state of the Linux kernel, calling it "huge and bloated", and that there is no plan in sight to solve the problem. At the same time, he also explained that he is very happy with the current development process of the kernel, and that his job has become much easier.
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by broch on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 16:41 UTC
broch
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2006-05-04

if you strip kernel from all that is not needed (for desktop/specific hardware), then it does not matter if things are build in the kernel or as modules, only gains are faster boot and smaller memory footprint but overall performance is the same. In fact it (performance) is deteriorating with each kernel release.
It is possible that recent discussion about cpu scheduler spurred to some extent Linus comments. Of course the problem does not only concerns cpu scheduler.

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