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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 09:48:04AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> - safely synchronize globally visible data structures
> That's quite fundamental. 99% of what a kernel does is exactly that. TCP
> would be in user space too, if it wasn't for _exactly_ this issue. A lot

What about microkernels? They do tcp in userspace. So did winsock, iirc. As
long as a trusted process keeps data such as free ports, what's the problem?
Perhaps a process could even simply hand off proto:port handles and let a
library do the rest, but i know little about exokernels. (There's probably
some catches.)

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