January 22, 2015

Linus Torvalds Keeps Code in the Kernel for Just One User

Linus-Tolvalds-Keeps-Code-in-the-Kernel-The Linux kernel is a very advanced piece of software that is able to cater to all the current hardware needs, but it's also able to run on hardware that's been decommissioned and is no longer produced for more than twenty years.

Linus Torvalds is always happy when developers propose the removal of code from the kernel, especially buggy or unused one, but he has a very strict policy. As long as there is at least one user that benefits from ancient support for some particular technology, it wo... (read more)

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