Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th May 2006 19:19 UTC, submitted by Christopher Nelson
OSNews, Generic OSes The microkernel vs. monolithic debate, whether you boys and girls like it or not, rages on. After Tanenbaum's article and an email from Torvalds, another kernel developer steps up, this time in favour of the muK. A developer of the muK-based Coyotos writes: "Ultimately, there are two compelling reasons to consider microkernels in high-robustness or high-security environments: there are several examples of microkernel-based systems that have succeeded in these applications because of the system structuring that microkernel-based designs demand, [and] there are zero examples of high-robustness or high-security monolithic systems."
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by corentin on Fri 12th May 2006 21:29 UTC
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"The performance loss [of microkernels] is (guess) less than a factor of two. If you worry about factors of two, I humbly suggest you write all your code in assembler henceforth."

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Andrew Tanenbaum (1992)

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