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Re: Microkernels (was Re: Sparc port?)

Raul Miller wrote:

> M.C. Vernon <mcv21@cus.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > I (and some other Cambridge people) am of the opinion that the current
> > hurd doesn't get the maximum benefit out of it's microkernel design, and
> > one of the reasons is that its microkernel is not very micro.
> Other than size, what benefits?

Fair question. Answer - simpler kernel (less prone to design and implementation
errors) together with a generalized random-access device interface (greater
generalization means the ability to service a greater range of devices) means a
"better" O/S to me.

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