[Box Backup] BSD-isms
Mon, 20 Dec 2004 22:07:35 -0500
A comment on LinuxWorkaround.cpp, LFS support, and others. Most of these
Linux workarounds are really POSIX work-arounds. BSD has several useful
features, like statfs.f_mntonname and dirent.d_type, which are not part
of POSIX. Linux generally follows strict POSIX rules, even thought it
includes a number of BSD variants for things not part of POSIX.
The result is that the Linux code will be a good fit to other non-BSD
Not that I'm completely defending the Linux OS: if it were up to me, I
would add more BSD features, with an option to enable non-POSIX warnings.