User Mode Mach?
There is a 'User Mode Linux' project up at SourceForge,
which is a copy of the Linux kernel hacked to run as a
set of processes under another Linux kernel.
This leads me to wonder whether a user-mode GnuMach is
possible. The project home page talks about the benefits
of a user-mode kernel, and they all seem to apply, especially
the last one:
"It doesn't need to be good for anything. It's fun!"
It's probably also an unnecessary distraction from the real
job of getting the native GnuMach complete and stable. But
it *would* be cool...
(The more clueful will note an utter lack of volunteering
in this message; I am fully aware of the impact this has on
the probability of this fantasy becoming reality.)
-- Glenn Chambers
-- Provider Solutions
-- Toledo, OH, USA