Posted Jan 13, 2012 17:25 UTC (Fri) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
A couple of observations.
1. Andrew Morton is the most practical, best engineering software engineer I've had the pleasure to follow.
2. Greg K-H is right about the more mainstream parts of the embedded world. They are general-purpose machines. But his comparison to 8-way SMP is odd. Even back then 8-way was not a very large or particularly special machine. The REALLY big iron guys have done a lot of Linux customization over the years. I'm not intimately familiar with the details and don't know how much of that can be generalized but there are almost certainly many special cases on both extremes.