Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Andi Kleen (
26 Sep 1997 16:44:06 +0200

Darren Reed <> writes:
> It might be slow, but I'd much rather develop kernel stuff for Solaris than
> Linux, source code or no. You guys are still sorting out what to do with
> symbols from LKM's! At least stuff developed for Solaris (i.e STREAMS using

Another platform? This means that I can use Solaris STREAMS modules
e.g. on SINIX or UnixWare? Hard to believe..
The price for this is standstill.

> DDI/DDK) has a good chance of working on another platform. I hate to remind
> you folks but "Linux ain't Unix" (hmm, that will really stir up some flames).
> /usr/include/* is so different, it's just not funny. You have no idea how
> discouraging that huge difference is to someone who works with the *BSD
> platforms and other commercial Unixes 99% of the time. Maybe that's why
> its fast and I guess its a price you're all willing to pay.

Hmm? Linux' modules system is very mature compared against the LKM
crazyness of the BSDs. Regarding the /usr/include/* differences -
I hope you don't want to introduce mbufs in Linux ;) glibc goes further
into the Single Unix compliance direction, but even libc5 isn't that bad.
I usually find all the BSD extensions much more annyoing during ports.

-Andi (hope this won't be a flamewar)