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Aaron Smith <aws4y@virginia.edu> writes:

> Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
>
>>Guys, gals,
>>
>>you are all missing the point.
>>
>>It is obvious that what we really need is a hand-optimized in-kernel
>>core LISP machine written in >i386 assembly, then we need to port the
>>rest of the kernel to run as LISP bytecode on top of that in ring1 (in
>>particular the security policies).
>>
>>Of course, important privileged user-space such as glibc should be
>>ported to this highly efficient non-recursive LISP machine too for
>>efficiency and run on ring 2 for speed and security.
>>
>>
> What you are talking about is a LISP machine micro-kernel in Ring0
> which sort of defeats the whole point of Linux being monolithic
> kernel. Also couldn't we just run HURD, or for that matter EMACS ;-),

Yes, I use Emacs as my operating system. It uses Linux as a device
driver.

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Måns Rullgård
mru@kth.se

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