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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Futex Asynchronous Interface

On Sun, 9 Jun 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Yes, some old-timers could argue that original UNIX didn't have sockets,

Not to mention MULTICS...

IMO this all looks like "exporting program variables to filesystem", would
you do that? (Then we'll need /dev/memory/16k/5362337156/blah, etc.) The
next issue would be "how do we stop other processes from using our
sockets, semaphores, etc., ending up where we started.

Sockets are a good implementation as long as they don't fall down for some
particular purpose. This isn't given yet. Semaphores didn't yet fall down,
either. So what do you want more? The "old" system might look crappy to
you, but it works! It works, even if it's a little more abstract than the
Plan-9. Are we Plan-9?


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