Standards Update, IEEE 1003.4: Real-time Extensions

Doug Gwyn gwyn at
Fri Sep 7 07:03:14 AEST 1990

From:  Doug Gwyn <gwyn at>

In article <488 at usenix.ORG> fouts at bozeman.bozeman.ingr (Martin Fouts) writes:
>I'm not sure which Unix you've been running for the past five or more
>years, but a lot of stuff doesn't live in the file system name space
>under various BSD derived systems, nor do the networking types believe
>it belongs there.

Excuse me, but the "networking types" I talk to believe that sockets
were a botch and that network connections definitely DO belong within
a uniform UNIX "file" name space.  Peter was quite right to note that
this is an essential feature of UNIX's design.  In fact there are UNIX
implementations that do this right, 4BSD is simply not among them yet.

Volume-Number: Volume 21, Number 85

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