[linux-elitists] Kernel-mode Linux

Gilad Ben-Yossef gilad@benyossef.com
Wed Dec 11 01:26:04 PST 2002


On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 23:01, Sean Neakums wrote:
> commence  Eugen Leitl quotation:
> 
> > On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> >
> >> http://www.yl.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~tosh/kml/
> >> 
> >> That's insane!
> >
> > Slowly, but surely Linux is getting as good as Microsoft's excuses for 
> > OSses. Hey, why limit yourself to video drivers...
> 

This may sound crazy for desktop/server systems but for embedded devices
it might be very useful - in many embedded systems where the machine is
only doing a single thing anyway you might be willing to sacrifice the
protection for performance. It's not an easy trade off but it sometime
makes sense - many embedded systems don't even bother with memory
protection anyways...

Gilad.

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