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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diegocg
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2005-07-08

Linux doesn't implements ACPI.

Do you know who is the Linux ACPI maintainer? There're a few programmers being paid by Intel -you know, this little company that invented ACPI- to maintain it.

The fact that the same company that created ACPI can't create a working implementation should give you an idea of how easy is this task and how beautiful is the x86 world.

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