[linux-elitists] Kernel-mode Linux

Ben Woodard woodard@redhat.com
Wed Dec 11 08:23:56 PST 2002


On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 03:33, Nick 'Sharkey' Moore wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 11:26:04AM +0200, Gilad Ben-Yossef wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> So, remind me, why are we embedding a multi-user time-sharing
> preemptive-multi-tasking Unix-ish OS in such a device anyway?

Probably the biggest reason is POSIX and the C library. There are plenty
of trained programmers who understand the programming paradigm.

-ben

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