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Who wrote 3.0 - from two points of view

Who wrote 3.0 - from two points of view

Posted Jul 15, 2011 20:07 UTC (Fri) by mlankhorst (subscriber, #52260)
In reply to: Who wrote 3.0 - from two points of view by Julie
Parent article: Who wrote 3.0 - from two points of view

With background knowledge I meant all the things you have to worry about in kernel space that might not happen in userspace. Atomics, interrupt contexts, rcu, the fact that not the whole world is a VAX^Wx86.

When writing a bugfix for EFI I had to deal with early memory allocators and the transition to the full page allocator. For fun I looked up what allocators were used in the kernel. I came up with brk, e820, memblock, bootmem, xen's special brew, and the kernel's full page allocator. This list is probably incomplete. ;)


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