[TUHS] the guy who brought up SVr4 on Sun machines

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Jan 5 04:27:23 AEST 2017


On Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 07:23:12PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> > I think we can stop here.  The rest of the world at the time described
> > SunOS as "a bug fixed BSD".  The mmap() interface was designed by Bill
> > Joy while at UCB and was documented but not implemented in 4.2 BSD [*]
> 
> This is definitely a missunderstanding:

You got that right.

> For SunOS-4.0, Bill did a complete rewrite of the whole virtual memory 
> subsystem. 

Bill did no such thing.  The rewrite was by Joe Moran.  You're spouting
a lot of misinformation and it's getting old.


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