[linux-elitists] Freeing parts of Unix?

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Thu Jun 14 15:17:05 PDT 2001


On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 09:34:41AM -0400, Aaron Sherman wrote:
> Go for it. No one has ever succeded in creating such a system that is
> not painfully inefficient, but I welcome you to try.

Exokernels are amazing. http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/exo/

> Will we see ksmb, kbind, ksmtp and kgnome?

Look at exokernels instead. With that model, you move
hardware-sensitive kernel code into libraries which the applications
use, as I understand it.



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