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Re: GNU Mach: in user-mode?

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: GNU Mach: in user-mode?
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 16:09:21 +0200
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Ivan Shmakov, le Fri 05 Jun 2009 21:01:26 +0700, a écrit :
>       I wonder, is there a chance of getting GNU Mach to run as an
>       user-mode application under a different (e. g., GNU/Linux, or
>       Mach-based GNU/Hurd itself) system?

Chances always exist.  Developers time, no.

>       * The time and qualification necessary to deploy one or more
>         GNU/Linux systems on a single host using User-Mode Linux is
>         (to my experience) significantly lower than for the other
>         solutions (KVM, Xen)

For Xen I agree.  For KVM, I don't.  Building a UML image is not
particularly easier than building a KVM image.

> known to me (indeed, two commands and a less-than-a-screen long
> configuration file,

KVM doesn't even need a configuration file, just -hda myfile

>       * Running User-Mode Linux doesn't imply any privileged user
>         intervention (contrary to both KVM and Xen)

KVM doesn't either.

>       * ... And then, what about having GNU/Mach supplied with Debian
>         GNU/Linux, at your service and fully ready to host one or more
>         GNU/Hurd instances you've just wished for?

We could build a package that just downloads the qemu image and start


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