vmware and FreeBSD. HUH?

Peter Ross Peter.Ross at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Wed Nov 21 00:04:37 PST 2007

On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, Thierry Herbelot wrote:

> Le Wednesday 21 November 2007, Julian Elischer a écrit :
>> From http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=183
>> "While VMware has a high-end ESX server product that doesn’t rely on
>> any commodity operating system, it is still running a stripped down
>> version of FreeBSD."
> I remembre reading ESX was more like a stripped-down 2.4 linux kernel (with
> the GPL implications ;-))

I just logged into the service console of a ESX 3.0 box:

# uname -a
Linux myhostname 2.4.21-47.0.1.ELvmnix #1 Thu Jul 26 13:26:41 PDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


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