On Fri, 3 May 2002, Jeff Dike wrote:
> email@example.com said:
> > Would you please tell me what Unix has 32-bit address space which is
> > not shared with the kernel?
> I'm planning on doing that with UML at some point.
> The claim that it's not Unix if it doesn't share the process address space
> is just stupid.
No. It's not stupid. Unix defines a kind of operating system that
has certain characteristics and/or attributes. Process/kernel shared
address space is one of them. It's a name that has historical
Linux does not have to be Unix. In fact, divorcing virtual address
space may make a better Operating System and it's good that somebody
it planning that. But the result will not be the 25-30 year old
architecture we call Unix. It will be Linux. And it just might
be the thing that makes Linux shine above others, so don't call
this difference stupid.
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
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