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Re: [DEB-USER] Re: M$ licenses Unix

Am Samstag, 24. Mai 2003 05:22 schrieb Kevin McKinley:
> OTOH Linux hasn't (for most people) been a true monolithic kernel since
> kernel modules were implemented in what, 2.2?

Linux modules run in kernel space and need root privileges to get loaded and 
they use a simple callback functions as interfaces whereas the 'servers' on 
microkernel systems are message based, can run in user space and thus can be 
loaded by regular users without root permissions, don't take the whole system 
with them down when they crash and can even be distributed on other machines.

This will be the future...  one day...


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