Re: Issues for "CONFIG_PREEMPT"

From: tabris
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 15:07:37 EST

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On Sunday 09 May 2004 12:26 am, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> Hi,
> Please CC me as I am not subscribed to the list.
> Are the kernel developers working on the preemptive kernel in 2.6?
> Initially the preempt patch was heavily advertised as one of the new
> enhancements for the 2.6 kernel.
> What is the current status? I am not able to find any "detailed"
> information about this.
> Could someone please summarize the issues and plans for the preempt
> patch?
I believe the relevant point is that it is no longer a 'patch' but merged in
mainline 2.6. in fact, it was merged early-mid 2.5 (don't know the precise
version, didn't pay that much attn).
Unfortunately for those of us who still like the 2.4 kernel, the Preempt patch
for 2.4 (previously maintained by Robert Love) is, to my knowledge, no longer
maintained except by some distros. The official stance is that everybody
should go with 2.6. And as the preempt patch is not something that can be
trivially ported/maintained (requiring intimate knowledge of internals), it
shall likely remain so.
> Thanks,
> Ernesto
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