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

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Wed Jan 11 06:36:05 AEST 2017


>  /proc came from research

Indeed it did.

> /proc was done by Roger at AT&T (maybe USL). I recall him telling me that
> he was not the original author though and that it came from PWB.


Roger Faulkner's /proc article, recently cited in tuhs, begins with
acknowledgment to Tom Killian, who originated /proc in research.
(That was Tom's spectacular debut when he switched from high-energy
physics, at Argonne IIRC, to CS at Bell Labs.)

doug


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