Zero Copy, FreeBSD and Linus Torvalds opinion
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Mon May 1 18:43:15 UTC 2006
On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 02:29:31PM -0400, Mike Meyer wrote..
> In <20060501180745.GC19342 at freebie.xs4all.nl>, Wilko Bulte <wb at freebie.xs4all.nl> typed:
> > On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:23:40PM +0000, Maslan wrote..
> > > On 5/1/06, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> wrote:
> > > >Allen <slackwarewolf at comcast.net> writes:
> > > >> If you watch Revolution OS, Linus points out that his main thing for
> > > >> doing Linux was that he wanted something like he had used at the
> > > >> university he was at and he says it was SunOS. Sun OS / Solaris, are
> > > >> straight BSD.
> > > >
> > > >Wrong. Solaris is SysV with some BSD bits tacked on.
> > > >
> > > >DES
> > > >--
> > > >Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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> > > That's right, but sunos (earlier than solaris) was based on bsd.
> > > www : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunos
> > Be specific: SunOS 3.x and 4.x are BSD. The later ones are called
> > Solaris 1.x IIRC
> > Solaris 2.x also calls itself SunOS, just take a close look at the boot
> > messages. It is as DES already pointed out a SysV derivative
> SunOS 5.x was the OS. Solaris 2.x was the OS plus the windowing
> system. So when you booted a system running Solaris 2.x, you were
> greated with SunOS 5.x banenrs. Common usage was that SunOS 5 systems
> were called "Solaris", and SunOS 4 systems were called SunOS,
> regardless of how Sun labelled the distribution media.
Well.. Sun at some point took 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 into the Solaris naming
scheme. Just confusing to a lot of people.
> > wikipedia stinks too often to be taken as gospel...
> The entry for Solaris largely agrees with my recollection of
> events. It's been long enough that I'm a bit hazy on the details, but
> there's nothing in it I know to be wrong.
I meant wikipedia in general, not this one in particular. Its a bit like
people claiming "Bill Gates invented the internet". Or Al Gore for that
Wilko Bulte wilko at FreeBSD.org
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