[cap-talk] Unestos paper notes (was: Re: More Heresey: ACLs not
forsyth at terzarima.net
Sun Aug 31 17:18:09 CDT 2008
>>"Processes are usually indifferent to whether a file descriptor is a
>>regular file, a pipe to another process, or a TCP socket, since the
>>same read and write calls work in all three cases. In practical
>>terms, virtualization simplifies POLP-based application design."
> Is the term "virtualization" often (usually) used with the above
> meaning. I don't know of a better term, but virtualization seems so
it seems closer to Dijkstra's use of the adjective for "(hierarchical) virtual machines",
an idea that has apparently become (almost) hopelessly debased.
probably not coincidentally, people also forgot the "hierarchical" [and potentially recursive] aspect,
which i think explains quite a bit of the chroot mess.
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