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Re: Revisited: Hurd on a cluster computer

From: Justus Winter
Subject: Re: Revisited: Hurd on a cluster computer
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 15:45:45 +0200
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Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> writes:

> Justus Winter, on dim. 21 mai 2017 15:39:07 +0200, wrote:
>> Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> writes:
>> > Mark Morgan Lloyd, on sam. 20 mai 2017 12:18:01 +0000, wrote:
>> >> Finally, what is the Hurd portability situation? Way back I worked on a
>> >> microkernel in '386 protected mode that used segmentation heavily, am I
>> >> correct in assuming that that sort of thing is completely deprecated in 
>> >> the
>> >> interest of portability?
>> >
>> > Indeed.
>> Though there was some work, a reimplementation if memory serves, of the
>> netmsg servers.  The archive should have some infos on that.
> Well, that's unrelated to the question above, which was actually
> unrelated to the original thread, which you are answering now :)

Ah, segmentation... Indeed, I wasn't reading that carefully, I thought
is was related to the in-kernel forwarding of Mach messages across


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