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

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Aug 30 02:25:25 AEST 2019

Let's get it straight. I think Kirk McKusick did the FFS. VM was done
by Somebody Babaglu (a greek? name - I know I'm not remembering it correctly.)
I guess Joy did sockets, but I don't know. I do know that he did the
csh and ex/vi.  I gather he was also in the kernel, but it wasn't all him.

BSD was not a one man show.


Jason Stevens <jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com> wrote:

> 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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