Re: getmsg & putmsg

Horst von Brand (
Thu, 14 May 1998 07:59:36 -0400

Gerard Roudier <> said:
> On Wed, 13 May 1998, David S. Miller wrote:
> > From: (Alexander L. Belikoff)


> > The question above is not intended to start yet another holy "Linux
> > vs STREAMS" war. Instead, if you think you have a reasonable
> > answer, you may just mail it to me.

> > The problem is that everyone would "just config out streams" until
> > some major vendor wrote a major application which depended upon it.
> > Then people would start to compile it in by default, and this is a
> > landslide effect. Then people would start asking why the default
> > configuration of the kernel is so slow, and we'd start trying to make
> > our streams implementation more efficient, ad nauseum...

> Nothing but paranoia, IMNSHO.
> I did think that an O/S is a thing that run application programs. If
> applications want STREAMS, then we must provide them STREAMS.

Great! You do that, we'll watch how it goes.

Horst von Brand                   
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