On Monday, September 25, 2017, Dave Horsfall <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Bakul Shah wrote:
There are just a few potential users of /proc and they were already using other facilities. plus /proc is an optional facility. All this conspired to make /proc less useful in FreeBSD. Unused code is in danger of being garbage collected in FreeBSD :-)
Whatever happened to the Unix philosophy of everything looking like a file? Adding more system calls is the Windoze (or perhaps Penguin) way of doing things.
Actually FreeBSD has much more system calls than Linux -- around 540 as compared to around 300 the last time I looked.
To give a fair perspective -- both UNIX V7 and Plan 9 have around 50 system calls.
And Windoze 7 has more than 700...