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Comment: Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (Score 5, Informative) 348

by jeremyp (#47928459) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

The argument is that, if pid 1 dies, everything dies. Also a big pid 1 presents a big attack surface for nasty people.

Of course the exact same argument applies to a kernel: if something goes wrong in the kernel, everything dies and a big kernel presents a big attack surface to nasty people. However, I observe Linux is not a microkernel but it has a reputation for both reliability and being relatively secure. On the other hand, the quality of the people developing the kernel seems to be higher than those developing systemd, or at least that is the perception I get from reading all the hate on the Internet.

Comment: Re:This isn't scaremongering. (Score 2) 486

by jeremyp (#47926787) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Also an English guy, I don't think you understand that you've not exactly treated Scotland very well and that's one of the reasons it wants to leave.

Can you give some examples in which England has treated Scotland badly in the last twenty years? Or two hundred years?

Another reason is that much of oil England is harvesting is Scottish

Actually, it is the UK that is harvesting British oil. Except it's not the UK, it's oil companies who then pay taxes to the UK. The taxes then get used all over the UK according to need. This is the way most Western countries operate.

Comment: Re:at least the nuclear weapons will be gone (Score 4, Insightful) 486

by jeremyp (#47926371) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

The UK's nuclear submarines are based in Scotland.

All of the jobs at the naval base in Faslane will be gone along with the nuclear weapons. A future Scottish government might, therefore, decide to allow the UK to continue to keep its submarines there.

Comment: Re:High reliability? (Score 1) 91

by jeremyp (#47925467) Attached to: New Release of MINIX 3 For x86 and ARM Is NetBSD Compatible

Err, no.

OS X uses the XNU kernel from NextStep which is a hybrid of the Mach microkernel, some components from BSD (the network stack and the virtual file system) and a device driver architecture which was completely new for OS X. Over the years, a lot of the BSD code has been rewritten with the introduction of more granular locking and better abstractions for the file system and networking APIs.

OS 9 had nothing to do with NextStep.

Comment: Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (Score 2) 46

by jeremyp (#47907179) Attached to: KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

There is a huge amount of FOSS that has an entire "front" web page that tells people in exquisite detail what changes have been made, who contributed, how others can get involved and what bugs are outstanding without ever mentioning what the hell the project does

From the KDevelop Front Page.

is a free, open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Max OS X and other Unix flavours. It is a feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages. It is based on KDevPlatform, and the KDE and Qt libraries and is under development since 1998.

That seems fairly self explanatory to me.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 368

by jeremyp (#47878961) Attached to: Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

When he made the promise, the development team consisted only of himself. Now there is a whole company with a number of employees who depend on Minecraft licence sales for their salaries. If Notch open sources Minecraft, all these people will lose their jobs.

So it's probably greed, but not necessarily. In any case, sales haven't tailed off yet, so he hasn't broken his promise.

Comment: Re:ntp is the line in the sand (Score 1) 314

by jeremyp (#47852085) Attached to: GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

Well of course you'd be absolutely insane to try to put sendmail and Apache in the same address space. In fact, sendmail forks (or at least used to fork when I last looked at it 10 years ago) to serve each incoming connection, so it's insane to try to restrict sendmail on its own to only one address space.

I thought my mention of kdaemonhostd (sendmail in the kernel, yay!) plus the fact that daemonhostd is derived from svchost(.exe) would be enough to show the post is not entirely serious.

Comment: Re:ntp is the line in the sand (Score 2) 314

by jeremyp (#47851071) Attached to: GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

Not sure about that, but they are inventing a new way to run services. They will have a new program called daemonhostd which can host multiple services. All you have to do is recompile sendmail and apache as shared object libraries and daemonhostd will dynamically load and run them in the same process to save resources.

As a further refinement, they are also writing kdaemonhostd which is exactly the same but it all runs in kernel space to improve performance.

"Who cares if it doesn't do anything? It was made with our new Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process ..."