Re: [RFC] HOWTO do Linux kernel development - take 2

From: Jörn Engel
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 12:40:03 EST

On Wed, 16 November 2005 17:28:09 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-11-15 at 13:05 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > - "Programming the 80386" by Crawford and Gelsinger [Sybek]
> Maybe, but on the whole I suspect we'd do well if fewer people were
> thinking about one particular legacy architecture when writing kernel
> code.
> Newbie kernel hackers ought to be working on something SMP, big-endian
> and 64-bit. Get into good habits right away.

And make their on-medium format the opposite from their hardware. It
is so much nicer if a missing conversion here and there _does_ cause


Correctness comes second.
Features come third.
Performance comes last.
Maintainability is needed for all of them.
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