Zero Copy, FreeBSD and Linus Torvalds opinion

Wilko Bulte wb at
Mon May 1 18:07:52 UTC 2006

On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:23:40PM +0000, Maslan wrote..
> On 5/1/06, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> wrote:
> >Allen <slackwarewolf at> 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
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> >Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at
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> That's right, but sunos (earlier than solaris) was based on bsd.
> www :

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

wikipedia stinks too often to be taken as gospel...

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