[MUD-Dev] Re: Is worse better?

Katrina McClelan kitkat at the486.bradley.edu
Wed Jun 17 00:01:39 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Ben Greear wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Jon A. Lambert wrote:
> > On 16 Jun 98, Katrina McClelan wrote:
> > > On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, J C Lawrence wrote:
> > > 
> A mud developer bashing Unix and lauding win95?  Have I missed something?

No he's bashing both of them.  :)  My guess is that he's bashing Lose 95

> Btw, religion aside:  How can any one process die and crash a
> (multi-tasking) kernel?  Ie, como se dice 'Blue Screen'???  I mean, as
> root I can take down my Linux box, but I've never been able to crash the
> kernel, or even openwindows.  

I've hung a linux kernel with a user process.  Granted it was 1.2.13 or
some ancient kernel revision, but I was able to do it by accidently
creating an ultimately infinite recursion loop (oops).  Basically I had a
command trapping proc generating a command that was caught by itself

> OTOH, I hear the new win98 is more crash proof.  Course, that was 
> a columnist in the local paper..but hey!

Well ya see, what it is is that it's slower all the way around, so it has
fewer crashes per time unit than 95.  :P


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