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Re: A short note on microkernels

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: A short note on microkernels
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:11:56 -0400

On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 16:29 +0200, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
> Scribit Jonathan S. Shapiro dies 21/04/2006 hora 19:48:
> > 1. Check out the existing (or forseeable) alternatives very carefully.
> > Try to find an existing kernel you can live with. The answer will be
> > "no".
> Could it be possible to summarize very quickly what the unresolved or
> pending issues are that make either new L4 designs or Coyotos not
> perfectly suitable for Hurd?

Not until there are well-defined objectives for Hurd.

Some unresolved issues that I know about:

 1. There is a desire for pinning, but no workable design exists.

 2. No particular scheduler has been selected. The current plan in
    Coyotos is to continue with the Mercer/Tokuda capacity reserve
    scheduler by default.


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