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SubjectRe: Topic for discussion: OS Design
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 08:53:26AM +1000, Peter Waltenberg wrote:
> Use the GNU Hurd, it won't run on most hardware you'd like to use, and it's
> probably slower than Linux, but it's a microkernel.

I'll ignore that.

> I've worked with microkernels, IMHO, they suck :). Good idea, but fundamentally
> flawed. The same things that make them more robust (and they are more robust)
> also kill performance.

Could you elaborate? AFAIK, both Neutrino and exec.library are microkernels,
and they by no means lack performance. Even Windows is a microkernel (sort
of), and it doesn't lack in performance that much.

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