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Viengoos (was: client-side memory buffers)

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Viengoos (was: client-side memory buffers)
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 10:44:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 02:18:18PM -0600, Joshua Stratton wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 12:25 AM, Neal H. Walfield <neal@walfield.org>
> wrote:
> > At Tue, 1 Apr 2008 18:01:25 -0600, Joshua Stratton wrote:

> > > Do you think the client-side memory model is worthwhile?  And
> > > would the server allocating the memory passing it to the client
> > > using the Mach semantics allow this client-side memory model while
> > > avoiding the ability for clients to unmap the data?
> >
> > Yes, I think such accounting is worthwhile, it is what I am doing
> > with Viengoos, however, I question the ability to realize it using
> > Mach's interfaces.
> What's Viengoos?  Is that a new microkernel?

Kind of. It's what presently lives in the hurd-l4/ module of the Hurd
CVS. It's an experimental kernel Neal uses for his research work.
Presently it's not standalone, but instead misuses L4 as a hardware


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