Talk:Con Kolivas

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I really believe Con Kolivas is notable. He is a very prolific kernel patcher. His patches are very useful, but he is a doctor with no formal training in computers, and this is notable and has made him famous in the free software community. Just google for con kolivas.

I am busy for the following one or two days ( and this is why I made this very short stub, hoping other people will extend it), so I can't devote much time to this discussion. But I really can't understand how Con Kolivas is not notable.

Jorge Peixoto 21:39, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Note that the template says "the article does not establish notability", not "the person is unnotable". I have removed the notice as I believe the article conforms to WP:N. -- intgr #%@! 17:28, 28 August 2007 (UTC)


I disagree as this entire entry reads like an advertisement and in fact the only links that offer the reader a reference are to Kolivas' own website and/or his own writings elsewhere on the internet. The "biography project" is not the "self promotion autobiography cloaked as a biography" project. As for the fact that he is a doctor: I'm a surgical oncologist, but also a lawyer. That does not mean that my law firm blurb and bio belong on Wiki. Sorry to hurt the feelings of the computer crowd. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:42, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

He's well-known in certain circles as an amateur computer programmer whose attempted improvements to the Linux kernel were rejected (seemingly not even very seriously considered) due to some insularity or convoluted internal politics or "not invented here" syndrome among the core Linux kernel maintainers. I don't know that his medical background has much to do with it... AnonMoos (talk) 21:04, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Atleast a Stub?[edit]

I think that atleast a Stub article will do justice, he has a good reputation as a Linux Kernel Patcher. -Subbu 15:38, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes he is pretty big. Check out the googleing of "Con Kolivas" linux (over 300.000 hits...) or this article (with over 700 comments) on slashdot (a big tech newssite). Or the wiki-article on Linux kernel --Flucker 22:52, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

I think tone of this article is fine.[edit]

I think tone of this article is fine. If anyone is admin, please check it out. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:13:15, August 19, 2007 (UTC)

It doesn't take an admin to remove the notice, but I think it's justified for now; the article could be phrased more professionally. -- intgr #%@! 17:28, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Slightly edited. {{tone}} has been removed pending further review. ~ Jafet (spam) 05:39, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Greek Australian?[edit]

Is he Greek-Australian? His last name sounds Greek, and Con could well be Constantinos. --Michalis Famelis (talk) 19:59, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair Scheduling[edit]

Kokivas never claimed to have invented fair scheduling, and in his Slashdot article, he said he had not. So it's not his "idea," but his "implementation," where he did great work in adapting the idea to the Linux kernel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Macdorman (talkcontribs) 22:35, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

new "Brain Fuck" Scheduler from 2009[edit]

Con's back with a new scheduler which he called "Brain Fuck" cause it breaks with the rules of a modern scalable scheduler patches. Patches and information can be found on the usual places: [1], a brief description about BFS by himself can be read at [2] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Medwikier (talkcontribs)

It isn't explicitly stated that it won't be submitted to upstream. (It is implied, though). --Bhelyer (talk) 22:33, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Okay, nevermind - it is now. --Bhelyer (talk) 19:10, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Slashdot feature notable?[edit]

Is BFS' featuring on Slashdot really notable? It wasn't a scoop at all, since featured it on September 1 already. Remco47 (talk) 10:58, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

News in Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:20:26[edit]

there's some news about Kolivas's kernel patches for more info=> byez!

The "automated per tty task groups" patch[edit]

I just added this link because I believe it will be of interest to most people interested in Con Kolivas. It appears to achieve goals similar to those of Con in 200 lines, and perhaps more interestingly, in a way that is being accepted into mainline. It has been pulled into the Ubuntu kernel for Natty (11.04).[3]Darxus (talk) 17:00, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

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cgminer section[edit]

Section relies on primary sources. I do not wish to add anything to this section at this time due to my own lack of neutrality and/or conflict of interest as a user and advocate for cgminer and/or other bitcoin-related hobbies. --Kuzetsa (talk) 00:54, 20 July 2013 (UTC)