Re: Linux 2.5 / 2.6 TODO (preliminary)

From: Ville Herva (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 04:17:50 EST

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 01:40:45AM +0200, you [David Weinehall] claimed:
> More ideas for v2.5/v2.6 OR future kernels; I don't know how viable these
> ideas are right now:
> W Make every cpu a mountable resource (for multiprocessor-systems,
> where one might need to hot-swap a cpu) that can have its own
> mount-time options (imagine having a realtime scheduler for one
> cpu while having a "normal" scheduler for the other 3...)
> BeOS allows a user to turn on/off processors at will (early
> versions happily accepted the user to turn off all of them...
> PARTY! That's what I call power-management. Ehhh?!)

I remember the one Be demo I saw 3-4 years ago, where the os developer
showed us a dual powerpc BeBox and a threaded fractal program he had made.
He showed the control panel where you could turn cpus on and off. He then
quickly switched cpus on and off to show how the mandelbrot renderer

- "You just have to be careful not to switch _both_ cpu's of...
- "ooops..."
- "... well I guess now you gonna see how it boots..."

Yes, that's one cool feature Linux doesn't have.

The best you can do is "ifconfig eth0 down" when you are sitting 500km
away from the machine.

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