LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Posted Jan 18, 2007 4:36 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Linux may not move towards a microkernel design anytime soon. But it can possibly be done
piecemeal, in the sense that kernel modules could be migrated to userspace. This would,
however, require a "stable module API", which they don't want for reasons Greg KH has outlined.
Still, Minix could provide an interesting platform to work on this design. I don't see it replacing
Linux anytime soon, but who knows what may happen in ten years?
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