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November 6, 2005

dma_ops -K3

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 2:06 PM

I spent most of the weekend working on the x86-64 DMA mapping ops patch and being sick, not necessarily in this order. The latest version of the patch (-K3) is available here. In a few minutes, once the automated tests will finish running, I’ll email it to Andi Kleen and lkml and ask for inclusion. I hope it doesn’t break anyone’s machines… and if it does, I hope it at least breaks then in new and interesting ways!

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  1. Proud an wondering
    Hello,
    As an Israeli I am both proud and wondering:
    Proud that there is an Israeli that is contributing to the Linux Kernel;
    wondering how can it be that in such a high-tech oriented country, in which
    development in linux (also kernel) is not new, you
    are the only one who contributed to the Linux kernel (and if I am wrong,
    please forgive me ; I don’t know of any other name of an Israeli who sent a patch that was adpoted). Isn’t it strange ? maybe also Linus should pay
    a visit here , after Bill went away , so that things will start moving?
    Regards,
    Anon

    Comment by Anonymous — November 6, 2005 @ 3:17 PM | Reply

    • Re: Proud an wondering
      There are many kernel hackers in Israel. Maybe I’m just more vocal then most ๐Ÿ™‚
      As for inviting Linus, I don’t think there’s much chance of him coming, but one can always try. We tried to invite Rusty Russell to the last August Penguin, but his wife vetoed the idea.

      Comment by mulix — November 6, 2005 @ 3:54 PM | Reply

      • Re: Proud an wondering
        Hello,
        You said:
        >There are many kernel hackers in Israel. Maybe I’m just more vocal then most >:-)
        I try to compare Israel to the Czech Republic,for example, which have less then 1.5
        population of israel (a little more than 10 million people).
        If we take a look at the “Maintainers” file of the Linux
        kernel , grepping for emails ending with .cz,
        we will see:
        1)r.marek@sh.cvut.cz
        2)kas@fi.muni.cz
        3)jack@suse.cz
        4)perex@suse.cz
        5)mikulas@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz
        6)vojtech@suse.cz
        7)vandrove@vc.cvut.cz
        8)linware@sh.cvut.cz
        9)mj@ucw.cz
        10)pavel@suse.cz
        11)jj@sunsite.ms.mff.cuni.cz
        This is 11 times multiplication of the amount of Israeli
        Maintainers (which is ONE) !
        So where are those Israeli kernel hackers ?
        Something must be done , don’t you think so?
        Anon

        Comment by Anonymous — November 7, 2005 @ 10:10 AM

      • Re: Proud an wondering
        Ok, you convinced me that we need more Israelis hacking on the kernel and specificially maintaining drivers. What do you suggest?

        Comment by mulix — November 7, 2005 @ 11:42 AM

      • Re: Proud an wondering
        Hello,
        Frankly, I don’t know.
        I was just wondering.
        Anon

        Comment by Anonymous — November 7, 2005 @ 11:48 AM

      • Re: Proud an wondering
        Hello,
        On a second thought : maybe give “hamakor” prize in the next August Penguin to
        an Israeli developer who will contibute a patch (that will be accepted)
        to the Linux Kernel?
        ANON

        Comment by Anonymous — November 7, 2005 @ 1:14 PM

      • Re: Proud an wondering
        I don’t like narrowing the focus to just the kernel and just the Linux kernel. I am certainly in favor of a prize for most meaningful code contribution or some such.

        Comment by mulix — November 7, 2005 @ 1:21 PM


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