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Re: The Hurd: what is it?


From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: The Hurd: what is it?
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 09:54:09 -0800
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    > You make it sound as the choice is trivial, yet you write in a
>    > mail that is only a few minutes older:
>    >
>    >    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.
>
>    There is not a good reason to regard them as so separate.
>
> If you cannot share code between them, then I think one should
> consider them `very seperate'.

Who said we cannot share code?  Maybe a useful course would be:

1) Continue thinking about and experimenting with L4
2) Using that experience to see what kinds of things are unlikely to
   be in any future microkernel we want;
3) abstract bits of Mach away from existing parts of the Hurd





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