How things come back from the past ...
Posted Aug 14, 2005 18:36 UTC (Sun) by addw
Parent article: Time to merge GFS?
I remember the sequent and pyramid boxes of a decade or two back ... these machines were multi universe ones: processes could see either System V or BSD system calls and file system layout - depending on the universe that the process was in.
One 'feature' was a conditional symbolic link ... what it pointed to depended on the universe setting.
Sounds like a nice idea, but it was vile. I hated it.
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