In reply to Rick Moen's flatulent wordings,
> Quoting Smelly Pooh (plop at redbrick.dcu.ie):
>> > Linux is an old design, Linux has an awful lot of code to go through for
> > an OS course, Linux has varying qualities of code (some of it is quite
> > bad), Linux has optimisations that complicate the reading of said code,
> > the list goes on.
>> But, in other cases, "old" can equate to "classic". ;-> Over across San
> Francisco Bay from me, Marshall Kirk McKusick teaches an evening course at
> University of California at Berkeley on the design and implementation of
> 4.4 BSD -- and I'll be going to out of my way to attend, some time soon,
> as it's a unique opportunity.
I'd be interested in that myself, but for now the book of the same name
will have to keep me going
> And I _would_ say that any ostensible class on operating systems that
> doesn't try to include some part of that, perhaps based on FreeBSD, is
> quite deficient and is doing the students no favour.
They should cover the differences between monolithic and micro kernel
design (and the difference between these and distributed OSs) as part of
the theory, when it comes to the actual coding itself I'd stick with
something like minix
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