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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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