On Oct 27, 2017, at 7:34 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg
But if you try to turn Plan9 into a lean UNIX, you lose everything that Plan9 advocates.
In particular, I don't see how you can possibly integrate namespaces into UNIX in any
meaningful way. Without those, it's no longer Plan9, and therefore a pointless
But as a thought experiment, I have long wondered how one might approach the UNIX kernel
with the view of removing ioctl(2). What would the aftermath look like? That's
probably the most invasive attack Plan9 could take on UNIX. It would be very interesting
to see what falls out. It might be practical to attempt this with 10th Edition, just to