[TUHS] Early multiprocessor Unix

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Aug 7 00:19:01 AEST 2023

On Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 7:15 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> Paul, the other thing I should point out -- ghg's work was
> widely distributed amount the BSD licenses. I somewhat wonder why the Naval
> Post Grad school's work was not.   My guess is that USENIX was still in its
> formative stages when the latter did their work, whereas, by the time of
> George's hack, BSD/Vaxen was being used for teaching as University
> timesharing systems so his 'upgrade' was a cheap solution.

Also the Naval Post Grad work was on a fairly specialized MP pdp-11/50
system that wasn't super easy to build... plus the paper was declassified,
but it's not clear that the code ever was, or even submitted for
declassification. It was super early still in the unix sharing culture
evolution and wide-spread distribution didn't catch on. Plus, it was for a
funky odd custom thing, which limited people wanting to ask for it.

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