What would you like to see most in minix?

Linus Benedict Torvalds (25/08/1991)
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  From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)

  Newsgroups: comp.os.minix

  Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?

  Summary: small poll for my new operating system

  Keywords: 386, preferences

  Message-ID: <1991Aug25.205708.9541@klaava.Helsinki.FI>

    Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT

    Organization: University of Helsinki

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    Hello everybody out there using minix -

    I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
    professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.  This has been brewing
    since april, and is starting to get ready.  I'd like any feedback on
    things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
    (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
    among other things).

    I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
    This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and
    I'd like to know what features most people would want.  Any suggestions
    are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

    Linus (torvalds@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

    PS.  Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
    It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
    will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.