[TUHS] Un-released/internal/special UNIX versions/ports during the years?

Brantley Coile brantleycoile at me.com
Sun Feb 26 03:43:18 AEST 2017


I remember in 1991 noticing suspiciously high load activity on a workstation of an engineer on vacation. Turns out he had just left EMACS running.

> On Feb 25, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 25 February 2017 at 09:32, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 03:17:38PM +0100, Arno Griffioen wrote:
>>> Worked quite well in the 4MB DRAM available on these cards. The later SVR4
>>> didn't fare so well.. Paged itself to death unless you had 8 or even (gasp!)
>>> 16MB.
>> 
>> Back in the days of 4MB SPARC machines (and 68K machines) we joked
>> that EMACS stood for Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping.
> 
> Ah, EMACS jokes (though this be off-topic)!  I remember one cartoon,
> which I cannot place, of someone at a terminal and a platter flying
> through the room having broken free from the drive pack, the caption
> reading "EMACS tends to hit the disc a little too often."
> 
> N.



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