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  • The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

    Phoronix: The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

    After writing yesterday about kernel contributions of AMD vs. NVIDIA vs. Intel, I kicked off the hours-long process of gitstats analyzing the Linux kernel Git repository for some fresh numbers on the current kernel development trends...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ber-2018-Stats

  • #2
    That be some really interesting future prediction in that git files graph... out to 2042!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by boxie View Post
      That be some really interesting future prediction in that git files graph... out to 2042!
      that's quite strange, given that the latest commit is dated only 2037-04!

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      • #4
        as shared yesterday NVIDIA isn't close to making it on that list.
        What do you expect from a company that introduces proprietary techniques like DLSS to squeeze out their customers with crazy price tags rather than contributing them to the public and standardizing them?

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        • #5
          It's worth pointing out that Spectre, Meltdown, Foreshadow and the like have severely screwed up at least the first half of the year's kernel work. It has tied up a fair number of core kernel people and teams in to figuring out scope, potential fixes, test implementations etc. etc. The number of commits produced to handle those is disproportionate compared to the effort involved.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
            ...
            Maybe some already know this, but what happened with the files graph? First, I mean the massive amount of churn, but then what's up with the X axis?

            I just don't trust that graph, at all. Most of it is waaay too suspiciously flat.

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            • #7
              What is TI even doing, these days? Or in the kernel, at least? I haven't had anything to do with them since they wound down their DSP division.

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              • #8
                It grew to this size from zero in just a few years. Sometimes I wonder what the kernel will look like in 2543. It will be bigger than the entire rest of any OS based on it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eydee View Post
                  It grew to this size from zero in just a few years.
                  In fairness, "just a few" in this case is 27 years (1991-2018).

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