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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: Linux Kernel ORB: kORBit


On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Don't worry about kORBit. Like most open source projects, it will simply
> > die out after a while, because people don't find it interesting and there
> > is really no place for it. If it becomes useful, mature, and refined,
> > however, it could be a very powerful tool for a large class of problems
> > (like moving code OUT of the kernel).
>
> I do have one sensible question. Given that corba is while flexible a
> relatively expensive encoding system, wouldn't it be better to keep corba
> out of kernel space and talk something which is a simple and cleaner encoding

p9fs exists. I didn't see these patches since August, but probably I can poke
Roman into porting it to the current tree. 9P is quite simple and unlike
CORBA it had been designed for taking kernel stuff to userland. Besides,
authors definitely understand UNIX...

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