DragonFlyBSD / 386BSD 1.0 - modularity

Bruce R. Montague brucem at mail.cruzio.com
Mon Aug 1 20:15:17 PDT 2005

Hi, re:

>>On Monday,  1 August 2005 at 21:28:14 -0400, David Rhodus wrote:
>> On 8/1/05, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Since Alex was talking about 386BSD, I should point out that Bill
>>> Jolitz also wrote a book about it.  I've had it in my hands and
>>> browsed through it, and it didn't look too bad, but I didn't buy it
>>> (pretty much the only BSD book I don't have).  It's not very relevant
>>> nowadays.
>>> Greg
>> I assume your talking about this book :
>> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D1573980269/openbsdA/103-1042707-6979066
>Yes, that looks like it.
If you're stomping around in 386BSD, you might find 
of interest the 11 articles written by Lynne and
William Jolitz in the January through November 1991
editions of Dr. Dobbs Magazine.  These should be
accessible at most good research libraries. This
series of articles was entitled "Porting Unix to the
386". Their book and the articles seem somewhat   
similarly flavored.

Incidently, their book is labled "Volume 1", were
there ever any other volumes?

Also as an aside, Linus Torvalds announced the first
public version of Linux in August 1991 and in his
announcement message noted that he had started working
on Linux around April. In an interview somewhere, 
Linus noted that he was aware of the Dr. Dobbs 386BSD
articles and found them interesting. The first couple
of 386BSD articles described how to bootstrap a system
on the 386.

 - bruce

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