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    SubjectRe: How innovative is Linux?
    Torsten Duwe wrote:
    > On Saturday 23 June 2007, you wrote:
    >
    >> 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.
    >

    building upon or improving existing technology is as important as
    inventing new things. if every one insisted on dreaming up new things, i
    doubt we would've accomplished anything significant (not just in OS,
    anywhere ;)

    > Torsten

    -jb
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