Decorate with Linux

The Linux kernel joins the Bible, Peter Pan and Jane Eyre as one of the greatest works of literature, poster-ized.

In thinking of the great works of Western literature, many books come to mind: "Jane Eyre," by Charlotte Bronte. "The Metamorphosis," by Franz Kafka. "Peter Pan," by J.M. Barrie. The ... "Linux Kernel"?

Yes, the source code for the schedule processor in the Linux kernel is depicted in poster form from Postertext (and they note,"Every source code component is in its original compilable form!"):

The company takes written works and turns them into artistic renderings using only the text itself.

The poster above was created using Kernel version process schedule source code from:

  • sched.c
  • sched_clock.c
  • sched_cpupri.c
  • sched_cpupri.h
  • sched_debug.c
  • sched_fair.c

How did the Linux kernel make its way in among the famous written works of the Western world?

The Linux kernel is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software. At its core is the process scheduler – initially conceived and created by Linus Torvalds in 1991. The process scheduler is a highly important, if not the most important, component to every single multitasking operating system. It handles memory management, drivers, networking, filesystems, etc.

The poster is 24x30 inches and was released the same day as "Through the Looking Glass," by Lewis Carroll. The works other than literature depicted in poster form so far are the U.S. Constitution and the New Testament of the Bible.

Heady company.

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