Re: [OT] Hurd, was Re: The LSB and packages
Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> As a micro kernel, the Hurd should be an ideal os for emulation
> (dosemu, wine etc).
However, note that building a distinct os on top of a micro-kernel
means that the oses do not share services. You might be able to
get them to communicate using ip, but by definition you're coming
in below the abstraction levels provided by the os (below the
level of the file system, or even of the device drivers).
The strength of a microkernel, in my opinion, is that a developer
can hack at a very low level without having to take down the system.
Of course, there's a cost associated with this: it takes time
to traverse an interface. Eventually, this will have to be
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