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Microkernels

Microkernels

Posted Sep 14, 2008 22:59 UTC (Sun) by mlankhorst (subscriber, #52260)
In reply to: System calls and rootkits by cde
Parent article: System calls and rootkits

Hurd is based on a microkernel.. yet still no stable release in sight..
linux was more pragmatical and based it on minix


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Microkernels

Posted Sep 15, 2008 0:47 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

No, Linux is not based on Minix (which is a microkernel, by the way). Linux was written according to published Unix design.

This common misconception is due to Linus running Minix for 386 while developing Linux. Fortunately, when Linus fat-fingered and killed his Minix, Linux was already far enough along to fight it on its own.


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