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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.


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