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Re: MIG->Corba

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: MIG->Corba
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 00:03:42 +0100
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On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 05:58:33PM +0200, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> Well he said performance is not really an issue,

Sorry, but I must insist to be pedantic here. I said that performance is not
a concern, not that it is not an issue. Performance is very important, but I
don't think one needs to be concerned about it right now, and I also think
that using MiG or CORBA will probably not do much to the performance of the
Hurd. (We need to profile the Hurd, so we see where our concerns should be).

> but this
> is one thing that linux people have been bashing hurd with.

Well, this indeed is not really an issue :-}

> You know, both solaris kernel and win2k kernel are pretty
> modular. In fact, the win2k kernel _is_ a microkernel
> design so you could say that it's really similar to HURD.

I think it is single server, not multi server. There are many single server
systems, and they share the same deficiencies as monolithical kernels.
The linux kernel is also "modular", the term is not clear and as thus it is
confusing to use it.


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