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SubjectRe: Topic for discussion: OS Design
On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Dwayne C . Litzenberger wrote:

>Although I am a programmer, I am not yet a kernel hacker, so some of my claims

Point 1.

>*very* efficient. However, there are some drawbacks to microkernels that have
>been raised

Point 2.

>(and I don't have the expertise to argue about them),

Point 3.

That pretty much answers the question right there IMHO. This is
an FAQ.

>So, my question is this: What are some of Linux's design problems, and what
>fundamental changes could be made for a long-run benefit?

Not by turning it into a microkernel. Suggesting it is nothing
more than religious CS BS.

Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Open source advocate
Computer Consultant - Capslock Consulting
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