Re: Hurd Advocacy?
Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> So you see, it is not about L4, but about glueing Hurd to L4. Mach did a
> lot of things for us that L4 is not doing, and we take the chance to try to
> more consequently implement the Hurd's fundamental design ideas. Freedom to
> the users! Freedom to map your physical memory as you want it, freedom to
> use the IPC policy you want, and the freedom to have functional device
> drivers without getting them approved by a kernel master geek ;)
L4 also provides for user-space scheduling, besides the standard
in-kernel scheduler. Putting the scheduling policy out of the
kernel opens up new interesting possibilities, like, perhaps
real-time threads and better support for SMP systems as well.
As Marcus said, it's all about freedom. And it's fun too!
Farid Hajji. http://www.farid-hajji.net/address.html