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 How the Linux Kernel Gets Built

Computerworld talks about Linux kernel development.

"During the course of my kernel testing, I ran into a few interesting anomalies with the v2.6-test kernel series and posted my findings and thoughts to the list. The first post detailed an issue regarding poor per-character performance of the v2.6.0-test8 kernel. Less than 30 minutes later, Linus Torvalds had responded to my post and offered some suggestions, followed by Bill Rugolsky Jr. and Andrew Morton adding insight. Within six hours, the problem had been reliably reproduced by a number of core Linux kernel developers, and traced to an issue with a library linked by the Native POSIX Thread Library (NPTL) code. The problem was fixed by Ulrich Drepper of Red Hat and incorporated into the next release."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 4, 2004 )


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