freebsd should be rewritten based on microkernel architecture

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Apr 17 17:04:11 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 12:51 PM Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 at 12:02, Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Before getting into detail in the inline comments it is important to note
> > there is small but very important philosophical difference in the design
> of
> > FreeBSD and Linux.   FreeBSD follows the core concept of the Hippocratic
> > Oath: "Do no harm" (aka "if it is not broken don't fix it!") and Linsucks
> > follows the completely idiotic Facebook mantra of: "Iterate fast and
> break
> > things" (aka Only an idiot would use it in a life critical application.)
> Prepubescent fanboi language that doesn't add much to a technical topic.

Your response shows you completely misread the intent and meaning of my
comments.    Also insulting people is likely even less productive then me
quoting some well known cliches.

> Translated back into more coherent English, I pretty much like the
> 1990's "release often, release early" philosophy, which FreeBSD seems
> to have adopted with its recent policy of offering more frequent
> releases.

I am all in favor of frequent releases as long they are not broken ones
(the base system does well here the ports collection not so well).   I do
daily updates of my installed ports and usually do at least a test install
of the first -BETA of every new version (unless it fundamentally breaks
something I even switch over to it for my desktop, but wait for -RELEASE
before doing it on production servers).

Now that being said as I said in the message that you are replying to (and
so kindly took out of context) due to my application for production servers
the worst possible thing that an OS can do is something that is potentially
harmful and FreeBSD is one the best behaved in this regard where is
linsucks is by far the worst offender in this area.

> --
> Ottavio Caruso
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "
> freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list