> > And making the kernel preemptive might be the best way to do that
> > (and I'm saying "might"...).
> Keep in mind that Ken Thompson & Dennis Ritchie did not decide on a
> non-preemptive strategy for UNIX because they were unaware of such
> methods or because they were stupid. And when Rob Pike redesigned a new
> "unix" Plan9 note there is no-preemptive kernel, and the core Linux
> designers have rejected preemptive kernels too. Now it is certainly possible
> that things have change and/or all these folks are just plain wrong. But
> I wouldn't bet too much on it.
Wrong. It was linus who suggested how to do preemptive kernel nicely. I
guess he counts as core Linux designer ;-).
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