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SubjectRe: Topic for discussion: OS Design
On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 04:29:19PM -0600, Dwayne C . Litzenberger wrote:

> 5. Linus tends to blame patches for inadequacies in the kernel. The PC
> speaker driver is a perfect example: No driver should have to do something
> "dirty" in order to function, because the operating system should provide
> clean ways to do this.

> It would seem that a microkernel design would fix most of these problems.

Well, try to implement the PC speaker driver in a microkernel. It'll
have to be even uglier (and much more when at that) than what the driver
is now.

And, yes, this all has been discussed many many times around with little
benefit.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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