Re: Solaris source

David S. Miller (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:54:50 -0400

Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 15:50:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jauder Ho <>

maybe I might get a chance to load sparclinux on it real quick for
testing before I have to do real work with it; anyone know if
sparclinux will talk to SSAs yet? i.e. fiber channel)

No, but that is certainly on the todo list, it's been looked into

anyways during the meeting, someone made an offhand remark to linux
and the sun people responded with "we are very aware of linux and
are coming up with a plan to compete with linux" I guess we now
know what they intended.


A couple of other things were brought up but unfortunately those
are NDA.

And so is their "competition plan" which is why it will be
unsuccessful at whatever they intend it to do. Anyone who signs up
for that program is essentially tainted, you must sign NDA's, and Alan
thinks that this NDA may mean that you are essentially unable to work
on OS kernels every again... oh except if you end up doing it for Sun
that is.. This would be true if the agreement you must sign is
anything like the Java one...

I hear Solaris/x86 is selling like hot cakes these days anyways, so we
have a lot to worry about it seems... 8-)

Yow! 11.26 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
199 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
ethernet. Beat that! ////
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