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    SubjectRe: Can we move device drivers into user-space?
    On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
    > On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:06:54PM -0500, Jidong Xiao wrote:
    >> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Greg KH <> wrote:
    >> >> As to "Linux isn't a microkernel", even though the debate between
    >> >> Linux and microkernel have never stopped,
    >> >
    >> > Um, who is having such a debate?  We aren't, so I don't think the debate
    >> > has ever started.
    >> >
    >> Here is the classic debate between Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Linus Torvalds:
    > That was 20 years ago, to assume that anyone rational was still having
    > that debate today is insane.

    You probably missed the second paragraph.

    "This subject was revisited in 2006 after Tanenbaum wrote a cover
    story for Computer magazine titled "Can We Make Operating Systems
    Reliable and Secure?".[3] While Tanenbaum himself has mentioned that
    he did not write the article to renew the debate on kernel design,[4]
    the juxtaposition of the article and an archived copy of the 1992
    debate on the technology site Slashdot caused the subject to be
    rekindled.[5] Torvalds posted a rebuttal of Tanenbaum's arguments via
    an online discussion forum,[6] and several technology news sites began
    reporting the issue.[7] This prompted Jonathan Shapiro to respond that
    most of the field-proven reliable and secure computer systems use a
    more microkernel-like approach.[8]"
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