Marshall Kirk McKusick

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Marshall Kirk McKusick

Marshall Kirk McKusick (born January 19, 1954 in Wilmington ) is an American computer scientist . Since the 1980s he worked on BSD and later on FreeBSD . For several years he was President of USENIX .


McKusick earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University . He then did a Masters in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley . In 1984 he received his doctorate in computer science. From 1990 to 1992 and from 2002 to 2003 McKusick was president of the USENIX interest group, where he stated that he was primarily committed to freedom from free software . McKusick got on the BSD project when he shared an office in Berkeley with Bill Joy , who was one of the initiators of the operating system . Among other things, he developed the original Berkeley Fast File System , or FFS for short. He continues to develop the FFS to this day and has recently introduced the modern UFS2 file system .

McKusick lives in Berkeley , California with his husband Eric Allman .


  • Marshall Kirk McKusick, Keith Bostic, Michael J. Karels: The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 BSD UNIX Operating System . Addison-Wesley, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 978-0-201-06196-3 .
  • Marshall Kirk McKusick: Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix . In: Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution . O'Reilly Media, London 1999, ISBN 978-1-56592-582-3 .
  • Greg Lehey, Marshall Kirk McKusick: The Complete FreeBSD: Documentation from the Source . O'Reilly Media, London 2003, ISBN 978-0-596-00516-0 .
  • Marshall Kirk McKusick, Keith Bostic, Michael J. Karels: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System . Addison-Wesley Longman, Amsterdam 2004, ISBN 978-0-201-70245-3 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Marshall Kirk McKusick - Biography. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010 ; accessed on June 3, 2010 (English).
  2. USENIX - 2004 Election for Board of Directors. Retrieved June 4, 2010 .
  3. Kirk McKusick's Family and Friends. Retrieved March 30, 2019 .