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SubjectRe: How innovative is Linux?
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On Saturday 23 June 2007 18:12, you wrote:
> On Saturday 23 June 2007, Alan Cox wrote:
> > A few innovations that afaik first appeared the Linux kernel
> > - Making multiple hosts appear transparently as one IP address
> > - Futex fast hybrid locking
> > - Single pass checksum fragment and send fragments in reverse order
> > - Reiserfs - very innovative design, but innovation isn't neccessarily
> > success
> > - JFFS/JFFS2 - flash wear levelled file system avoiding all the problem
> > patents
> > - Loadable modules for a non-microkernel
>
> - ALSA framework and drivers
> - Direct Rendering Infrastructure
> - hotplugging
>

hmm, wasn't loadable kernel modules first implemented in SunOS 4.x together
with the proc system ?
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