Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel
Subject:   Congratulations -- Linux is 6 years late
Date:   2002-12-21 00:16:20
From:   anonymous2
Wow, Linux finally has kernel-mode HTTP. NT/IIS has had this for four years, and it is available to any developer (fully documented). It's not even restricted to HTTP -- you can move FTP data in k-mode, etc. Also, NT has had zero-copy TCP/IP and UDP/IP from NT 4.0 on -- welcome to 1996, guys.

NT also has an extremely open, well-documented, extensible driver interface. No GPL restrictions.

Why is Linux shooting itself in the foot? Why insult & restrict the people who are SUPPORTING your platform -- device driver developers! You're just killing one of the few advantages that Linux has (or, soon, "had").

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  • Congratulations -- Linux is 6 years late
    2003-01-15 19:49:08  anonymous2 [View]

    what kind of hole have you been in for about lthe last 4 years.. Hes talking about __REMOVEING__ KHTTPD from the 2.5/2.6 kernels. khttpd was started long ago and tux as well has been around for a few years..

    It makes sense from a legal standpoint (as was mentioned b4) and as well from a security standpoint.. having all syscalls have to be registered allows for things like ACLs on syscals through LKMS.

    Ahem.. Like Microsoft never restriced developers in what they could doo esp from a driver standpoint ??