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

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Jan 11 06:41:19 AEST 2017


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:36:05PM -0500, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> >  /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.)

Didn't Ron Grimes have something to do with it as well?
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