[PLUG-TALK] Roger Faulkner - co-inventor of the /proc system

Michael michael at jamhome.us
Mon Jan 2 07:15:29 PST 2017


Unix values are frequently described in this memorial piece for Roger 
Faulkner.

http://thenewstack.io/remembering-roger-faulkner/

Two Faulker quotes for those who don't follow links.

Nobody trusts a well-dressed engineer.

/*
  * Same as cv_wait(), but wakes up (after wakeup_time milliseconds) to 
check
  * for requests to stop, like cv_wait_sig() but without dealing with 
signals.
  * This is a horrible kludge. It is vile. It is swill.
  * If your code has to call this function then your code is the same.
  */

viewable in context at
https://github.com/illumos/illumos-gate/blob/master/usr/src/uts/common/os/condvar.c


-- 
       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity



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