Mosix and the Linux kernel
Posted Jul 22, 2003 16:05 UTC (Tue) by StevenCole
In reply to: NUMA and Mosix
Parent article: 2003 Kernel Summit: NUMA management
From this Linux Journal
Interview with Dr. Moshe Bar:
LJ: openMosix is tightly integrated with Linux. In fact, the
benefit each other quite a bit. Is there any plan to merge openMosix into
official Linux kernel tree? How about porting to another platform,
such as *BSD, Mac or maybe Windows?
MB: I don't want to merge openMosix into the kernel. I have talked about
it with Linus, Alan Cox, Ingo Molnar and others, and I feel it is best
to keep the two separate. I would love to port openMosix or part of its
functionality to Windows. But I will wait for Microsoft to approach us
with a proposal.
It's too bad that the interviewer didn't follow up and ask why Dr. Bar
was taking that position. Sure, he said it was best to keep the two
separate, but that's the same thing as not merging. The real question
is why not? Does he not want to scare off Microsoft by having it merged
into the Linux kernel?
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