[TUHS] How good a representative of System V is Solaris

Brantley Coile brantley at coraid.com
Fri May 29 23:32:12 AEST 2009

Solaris is not pure System V.  I started working on the internals of  
System V in 1985 and I have purchased a number of Solaris boxes in the  
1990's and 2000's and while Solaris is based on the System V kernel,  
it doesn't feel like System V.


On May 29, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Tim Bradshaw wrote:

> On 29 May 2009, at 13:12, A P Garcia wrote:
>> It sure looks like the Solaris 8
>> userland, at least, is almost pure System V.
> I don't think that follows from the copyright headers.  Those can't be
> removed unless there is (essentially) *nothing* remaining of the
> original.
> Alternatively, you could say that, yes, it's a System V, but it's a
> late 90s System V (and Solaris 10 is a 2005 System V).  So it depends
> on what you are after I guess: if you want to know what System V was
> like in 1980-something then Solaris won't tell you that, any more than
> OS X will tell you what 4.2 BSD was like.  If you want to know what a
> *modern* System V or BSD is like then, sure, look at Solaris or OS X.
> --tim
> _______________________________________________
> TUHS mailing list
> TUHS at minnie.tuhs.org
> https://minnie.tuhs.org/mailman/listinfo/tuhs

More information about the TUHS mailing list