[TUHS] dmr streams & networking [was: Re: If not Linux, then what?]

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Fri Aug 30 00:58:19 AEST 2019

Yeah sockets, FFS, VM, autoconfiguration.  It almost seems a shame he went to SUN.  Although at the same time it’s no wonder why they grabbed him ASAP.  I guess it’s like Avie working for NeXT.

From: Larry McVoy
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:06 AM
To: Chet Ramey
Cc: tuhs at tuhs.org; doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Subject: Re: [TUHS] dmr streams & networking [was: Re: If not Linux,then what?]

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 03:03:34PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 8/28/19 2:49 PM, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> >> Sorry, what I said about London/Reiser is true, but not the whole
> >> story. L/R didn't have demand paging; BSD did.
> > 
> > But my question still stands. Why didn't Research keep going from L/R
> > and add demand paging?  Wouldn't that have been "cleaner" than starting
> > from BSD?
> It's my impression that BSD had done other work that Research didn't want
> to duplicate, like autoconfiguration, device support, and so on. Joy got
> a lot out of the VAX hardware.

He was a coding machine back then.  Quite the legacy.

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