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Re: microkernels (I'm not a huge fan of systemd)

On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:36:54 +0000
Bonno Bloksma <b.bloksma@tio.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> >Steve Litt wrote at 2014-07-11 11:21 -0500:
> >> A bizarre thought just popped into my head, in the form of a
> >> little voice. The little voice told me that if they guys who
> >> controlled the decision to go to systemd had been the decision
> >> makers in 1990, Linux would have a microkernel today.
> >
> > Regarding history and microkernels, this document about the
> > reliability features of Minix is very interesting:
> >
> > http://www.minix3.org/docs/jorrit-herder/osr-jul06.pdf
> Hmm, very nice to read. It proves that an inherent stable OS using a
> microkernel design is possible. And they even build and tested it in
> the wild.
> Bonno Bloksma

Yes, that article was surprisingly logical and laid out the case for a
microkernel extremely well. I hereby take back my original statement.
The microkernel is 5K lines of code. I have a feeling that systemd has a
few more lines of code than that.


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