[TUHS] BSD/v8 TCP/IP (was Shell control through external commands)

Brantley Coile brantleycoile at me.com
Mon Sep 12 20:25:55 AEST 2016


SunOS-4.0 was released in December of 1988, if I remember correctly. I had a streams based tty driver sometime in 1987 and I was just duplicating what Dennis et al has done in the Labs.

But I brag. Dennis' streams paper was publicshed in the BTJ in October 1984.

Regarding Plan 9, the system I use today. In the 3rd edition the streams mechanisms were reduced to the Block structure to hold and pass data, and the Queue. The dynamic aspects removed because they were never used. There’s no tty in Plan 9 so no need for a tty line discipline .

  Brantley
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  http://coraid.com


> On Sep 12, 2016, at 5:22 AM, Joerg Schilling <schily at schily.net> wrote:
> 
> "Erik E. Fair" <fair-tuhs at netbsd.org> wrote:
> 
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STREAMS
>> 
>> dmr was trying to replace the abomination that the tty drivers had become (and
>> I still wish we'd adopted his APIs and work for that purpose to this day),
> 
> I am not aware of any streams based tty driver implementation that predates 
> SunOS-4.0.
> 
> Jörg
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