DragonFly BSD Architecture

Bill Hacker wbh at conducive.org
Wed Apr 6 14:20:46 PDT 2005

Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:

Bill Hacker wrote:

Mostly it does.

The 'BSD basics' are covered here:


I haven't looked at it personally, but seeing how old 4.4BSD really is,
might be a better choice.
Not old. MKM et al book was about the concepts and theory.

Implementation has evolved, theory is still highly relevant,
especially if one is coming from a Windows or Linux background,
where there is no direct counterpart.
Those are 'organic' OS / environments.  Adapted and 'grown', then
adapted again, etc., but not designed in advance, 'purpose built',
or 'architected' per se.
Understanding that difference in origin helps avoid confusion
and 'holy wars' between why Linux goes one way and BSD another.
Horses for courses.


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