Re: [patch] lockless, scalable get_pid(), for_each_process() elimination, 2.5.35-BK

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 12:43:06 EST

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Cort Dougan wrote:

> It's also not a bad idea to sometimes say "Linux cannot do that".
> Trying to make the system do _everything_ will result in it doing many
> things very poorly.

That's been tried before, but for some reason people just won't
listen and Linux ended up running on non-x86 machines and even SMP.

I don't see any reason to rule out a fix for this problem in
principle, maybe somebody will come up with code that Linus does
like ?



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