Thoughts on Rails

Riding the Train of Thought

Programming: FreeBSD Virtual Memory System

leave a comment »


The more I read about FreeBSD, the more I love it 🙂

It is good that I know already that my new OS project is actually of no practical use unless some really groundbreaking changes/optimizations/algorithms go into it, which is not my plan at the moment. I plan to make a simple toy OS.

Anyway, back to FreeBSD; I have been reading about it’s Virtual Memory Implementation. The article talks about the VM implemented in FreeBSD 4.x, we have 5.x Stable and 6.x in the making, imagine how ahead the FreeBSD hackers have gone!

The gist of the article (as I understood in a quick read) would be – FreeBSD is a mature OS, it has seen different times and has learnt a lot from them. It has not only learnt from it’s achievements, but also from its mistakes. Today, like since the first day, FreeBSD aims to make software that is beautiful to look at, from the human as well as machine’s point of view. Beautiful as in, it works beautifully. FreeBSD works better than other OSes almsot all of the time. It works even better under stress. FreeBSD is at the bleeding edge “technology” wise and it is still getting better.

The above summary has carefully avoided any technical details from creeping in – for the sake of simplicity!

References:

http://www.nondot.org/sabre/os/files/Misc/BSD_VM/index.html

Advertisements

Written by hiway

April 26, 2005 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: