[TUHS] Unix APIs: elegant or not?

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 02:48:38 AEST 2018

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 9:44 AM Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:

> There's another school of thought too that says the kernel has no business
> parsing strings with all the security implications of doing so...
yeah, it's an interesting question. But Unix is based on parsing strings.
The kernel already parses lots of strings for paths, for all kinds of
reasons, so adding another element in the kernel that uses paths seems

The bigger problem for Plan 9 that started to bite was i8n. All the Plan 9
messages are English, oops. All the control messages are english. And so

And, further, that network architecture I referenced is much less efficient
than the BSD model -- 5 system calls per accept! so that was starting to
hit us here on the Akaros project, since we imported the entire Plan 9
network stack into akaros, along with the drivers. Linux left us in the
dust on network connections/second. We were going to change it had Akaros

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