Linked by Elv13 on Fri 20th May 2011 21:06 UTC
Linux Version 2.6.39 once again took Linus Torvalds and his fellow developers less than 70 days to complete. This is further indication of a slight, though ever more apparent, increase in the kernel's development speed, as about 80 to 90 days still passed between the release of two versions one or two years ago. With 2.6.39, this also meant that there was a slight decrease in the number of advancements which are worth mentioning in the Kernel Log; however, there are still plenty of changes that will make Linux faster and better.
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RE: Big Kernel Lock
by raboof on Sat 21st May 2011 18:05 UTC in reply to "Big Kernel Lock"
raboof
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2005-07-24

It would've been quicker to rewrite it from scratch in 1996, instead of attempting to retro-fit SMP support on a kernel that wasn't originally designed for it


Interesting theory.

Of course, it's impossible to tell if what you claim is actually true, because in the 1996-2011 period a lot happened besides removing BKL.

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