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Re: The Hurd: what is it?

From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: The Hurd: what is it?
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 18:38:01 -0800
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <ams@gnu.org> writes:

> The facts are that even a person like me who has been around these
> parts for an awfully long time doesn't even know what the heck to
> spend time on.  It isn't something as trivial as deciding if one
> should fix rpctrace to be a bit saner, fixing tmpfs, maybe just
> improving Mach, or deciding how some internal part of exec should be
> handled.  It is about a whole different code base.  If the code bases
> were API compatible, then all would be good, but they aren't and
> probobly won't be even close to compatible.  

I think the answer to this question is: we don't know.

Work on the L4 codebase is valuable in my opinion; work on the Mach
codebase is valuable.  They are both valuable in different ways, and I
think that there is not a good reason to regard them as so separable.

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