Re: What do you think of STREAMS?

Erik Troan (
Thu, 15 May 1997 11:57:03 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 12 May 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> Yes, however I think the original argument was that putting it into
> the main tree may increase the number of places/people that would
> decide to use Linux. The STREAMS implementation that exists for Linux
> is much like the IRIX one Larry, it's bolted "on top" of the fast
> stuff so only the bozo's using STREAMS even go through those code
> paths. And you can config the sucker completely out, which is what
> most people will do anyways.
> Always nice to have another "feature" feather in our caps against the
> divided BSD community. 8-) (and at zero cost, other than more source
> in the tree, because you can config it out)

Especially when that feature is required for many levels of Unix branding.


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