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    SubjectRe: How innovative is Linux?
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    > > hmm, wasn't loadable kernel modules first implemented in SunOS 4.x [...]
    > Yes, but that was pretty cumbersome. You had to resolve the symbols in user
    > space, using a hopefully matching /vmunix. Linux was first to feature an
    > in-kernel linker and symbol table, IIRC.
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    Err, uh, no- I believe that Solaris development for this at the very
    least predates even 0.59 linux- I think it was Joe Provino at Sun ECD
    near Boston who gave us a working prototype in early 1989.
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