An interview with Linus Torvalds
Posted Jul 2, 2003 23:38 UTC (Wed) by Lovechild
Parent article: An interview with Linus Torvalds
2.5 is horrible on the desktop - several users (myself included) so far have complained about sound skipping and jerky mouse and window movement.
And to my horror it seems that the hackers are still aiming for the sky, and everytime someone points out a possible improvement towards desktop users, somebody yells database, server, etc. and the idea is never tested.
Maybe it's time to make a toplevel switch to desktop/server - so we could get the best of both worlds in the source and let the user decide which to use at compile time. This would mean that if DESKTOP is set then CFQ replaces AS as the default IO scheduler, Different process scheduler setting is used, and other tweaking. I would hate for Linus to decide that the desktop was to be left to vendors to handle in their own trees.
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