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Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:02:08 +0200
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

>> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>>> For instance, one can implement a file system, restart it when it
>>> crashes (instead of rebooting), debug it with gdb, and be blissfully
>>> ignorant of the OS innards.
>> That is somehow possible under Linux too with FUSE.
> Yes, but with limitations as John noted.

taking his comment for granted, he also said that now locking is not
possible at all with Hurd, so not really a valid point.

>  More importantly, the above remark applies to all system services:
>  password server, authentication server, TCP/IP stack, etc.

you can do almost everything with virtualization these days.

> Anyways, I think we’re off-topic, unless GNU/Hurd is being suggested as
> the main topic?  :-)

You are right; but it won't hurt to clarify the long standing Hurd
debate at some point :-)


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