Mosix and the Linux kernel
Posted Jul 29, 2003 12:19 UTC (Tue) by daniel
In reply to: Mosix and the Linux kernel
Parent article: 2003 Kernel Summit: NUMA management
"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."
That is the nice thing about open source: Moshe Bar or anyone else cannot unilaterally keep this work out of mainline. (And incidently, I do not see how a Windows port would in any way benefit the open source community.)
Clustering is going to take off over the next few years, and even this year we're going to see the rise of home clusters. That means lots of new people will be using Mosix. When the time is right, it will go into mainline by popular demand. IMHO, the time is not yet right, it would be better to wait a while for more widespread usage, to allow the API to mature.
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