Warning - FreeBSD (*BSD) entanglement in Linux ecosystem

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Wed Aug 22 17:26:35 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM, David Jackson <djackson452 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That sort of shows my point in fact. There is nothing stopping FreeBSD from
> implementing cgroups,  udev, fanotify, timerfd, signalfd, its not like
> Linux is going to enforce patents on these things, its software, and
> freebsd can easily add code to support these things, and as well, systemd.


Nothing prevents us from writing a Linux compat shim similar
to the Linux-ABI (linuxulator) to provide the framework needed
by systemd et al. Make it optional, if necessary, so that the base
default FreeBSD system won't be contaminated.

It would also be nice to be able to kldload linux drivers
(binary blobs developed for Linux and provided by 3rd party
hardware vendors), but that would be harder to implement.
Then again, why not try? Isn't it like ndis(4), all over again?


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