Andrew Morton (computer programmer)
Andrew Keith Paul Morton
|Known for||-mm tree|
|Children||Victoria Morton, Michael Morton, Matthew Morton|
|Parent(s)||Prof. David Morton (deceased)|
Andrew Keith Paul Morton (born 1959) is an Australian software engineer, best known as one of the lead developers of the Linux kernel. He is currently a co-maintainer of the Ext3 file system and the journaling layer for block devices (JBD).
In the late 1980s, he was one of the partners of a company in Sydney, Australia that produced a kit computer called the Applix 1616, as well as a hardware engineer for the (now-defunct) Australian gaming equipment manufacturer Keno Computer Systems. He holds an honours degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Morton maintains a Linux kernel patchset known as the mm tree, which contains work-in-progress patches that might later be accepted into the official Linux tree maintained by Linus Torvalds. "mm" as a primary testing ground became unmanageably large and busy, and in 2008 the "linux-next" tree was created to fill much of this role.
In July 2003, Morton joined the Open Source Development Labs under an agreement with his then-employer Digeo Inc. (makers of the Moxi home entertainment media center), in which OSDL supported Morton's Linux kernel development work while he continued in his official role as principal engineer at Digeo.
Andrew is also known by his username akpm, as found in e-mail addresses and as part of the URL to his now-defunct webpage. On being asked what the initials KP stood for, he replied, "Some say 'Kernel Programmer.' My parents said 'Keith Paul.'"
- "linuxdevices.com - OSDL adds Andrew Morton, Linux kernel maintainer, to its resources". Archived from the original on 2009-01-14.
- Linux kernel mailing list, August 6, 2006
- Linux Today, August 3, 2006
- MontaVista VISION 2007 Embedded Linux Developers Conference Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Groklaw, July 19, 2006
- LKML: Andrew Morton: Re: Please revert 5b479c91da90eef605f851508744bfe8269591a0 (md partition rescan)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrew Morton.|
- Interview: Andrew Morton; Jeremy Andrews; Kerneltrap; February 14, 2002.
- Interview[permanent dead link]; Nadia Cameron; LinuxWorld; July 16, 2003.
- Keynote speech; Ottawa Linux Symposium, 2004
- Interview; Ingrid Marson; ZDNet UK; May 5, 2006.
- Interview; Fosdem Conference; Feb 06, 2007.
- Audio of Talk at SDForum
- Video with Andrew Morton at Hannover Industry Trade Fair, Germany, May 2008
- Link to his patches
- Link to his own kernel tree[dead link]
- Archive of his now-defunct webpage, hosted by Internet Archive