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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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