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2003 Kernel Summit: High Availability

2003 Kernel Summit: High Availability

Posted Jul 31, 2003 21:40 UTC (Thu) by mmarq (guest, #2332)
In reply to: 2003 Kernel Summit: High Availability by job
Parent article: 2003 Kernel Summit: High Availability

Yes, you are right, being micro or monolithic dosent make a difference for that matter, but... a kernel wich has all -"determinant and prone to errors"- drivers "OUTSIDE" of the "kernel" is a major burst to any reliability point you might consider.
Linux already does that by allowing external modules for quite some time,... WHY DONT MAKE THAT THE GENERAL DEFAULT
It only needs evolving DKMS to a better state, and that way make " a hardware abstration layer " that realy works!!... in my view in manner of a split driver model ,... foolowing the footsteps of the nowaday USB structure... we can have a DRM5(direct rendering) abstraction layer for video devices,... a ALSA2 abstration layer for sound devices,... and a special in kernel D-BUS abstration layer for communication between devices and for stacking multiple devices for multipropose devices...
And all that without stoping being a monolithic kernel.

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