A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels

Posted by bstadil on Oct 15, 2005 10:22 PM EDT
OpenSolaris; By Max Bruning
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This article examines three of the basic subsystems of the kernel and compares implementation between Solaris 10, Linux 2.6, and FreeBSD 5.3. The three subsystems examined are scheduling, memory management, and file system architecture. I chose these subsystems because they are common to any operating system (not just Unix and Unix-like systems), and they tend to be the most well-understood components of the operating system.

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