[TUHS] Early Clones / Rewrites for TUHS archives

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Tue Dec 19 01:57:01 AEST 2017


On Mon, 18 Dec 2017, Larry McVoy wrote:

> QNX was an actual microkernel, the kernel part neatly fit in a 4K
> instruction cache.  I remember Dan telling me that it worked because
> only a few people were allowed to touch the actual kernel, they wanted
> to keep it small and fast.
>
> This was all pre-posix, it was Unix-like but porting stuff was much
> harder than going from SunOS to IRIX.
>
> I think that it lives on in cars, someone told me that QNX is the basis
> for a lot of the car stuff.  Anyone know?

Isn't it the OS of the Blackberry?

-uso.


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