Chris Nehren on 7 Jan 2011 05:36:22 -0800

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[PLUG] "You are not expected to understand this."

At my talk at Central Wednesday night, I made an offhand reference to the above source code comment as present in V6 Unix, as part of the origins of the fork() call, and promised a link to the code. Here's that link: .

Look in swtch() (classic K&R C here, get out your First Editions!) for the comment, and additionally look at newproc() and its comments for some insight into how it works. Really quite genius, and a testament to the engineering that went into early Unix.
Thanks and best regards,
Chris Nehren

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