My EuroBSDCon talk on the fist 10 years of Unix is up. EuroBSDCon Unix at 50, V7 at 40 I hope you enjoy.
I just started rebuilding the v7 sources on my Venix Rainbow on a lark. I’ll post a full writeup, but here’s a two early things I’ve learned.
First, it takes 1 minute to compile cat.c into cat. Yes, one full minute. On my normal server, it takes .1s of elapsed time. This is a 600x speedup since then, likely more