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RE: OT Re: CPU count vs. CPU clock speed

From: Kevin Closson <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:59:46 -0800
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>>>Ah, at last somebody who doesn't like Unix. I must say that
>>>I find dire faults

Actually, I like Unix... I think Linux deserves contempt in place of the lavish praise it gets. The "I hate MSFT" types give Linux a huge get out of jail free card that it really doesn't deserve.

Value adds to Unix (varying derivations) have addressed most of the peaves you list, Mladen. I think your list of peaves is more relevant to the OS that used to run on 3B2s more than modern Unix (usually BSD derivations) as seen today.

Linux is only worth having if it is clustered, and I mean clustered REALLY REALLY well.

Opinions are very inexpensive :-)

>>>with all types of Unix. Here is the beef that I have with
>>>the beautiful product
>>>of the Bell Labs and all of its heirs:
>>>1) No lock manager or system lock services
>>>2) Sorry state of the monitoring capabilities. It's very
>>>hard to find out
>>> which process pages the most or which process is
>>>generating the most of I/O
>>> requests.
>>>3) 8 bit status field. That causes a ton of problems when
>>>you want to return
>>> detailed error information to a shell.
>>>4) Sorry state of the manual pages. Anyone who has ever
>>>tried VMS help utility
>>> will know what am I talking about.
>>>5) Uninterruptible waits. If my process is waiting for an
>>>I/O from tape, I cannot kill
>>> it without entering the server room and ejecting the tape.
>>>6) Sorry state of the user management. Things like
>>>privileges and quotas are not an
>>> essential part of user information.
>>>7) Lack of the performance features, like I2O
>>>Mladen Gogala

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