Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 09:16 UTC, submitted by obsethryl
.NET (dotGNU too) "Previously, we have presented one of the two opensource licensed projects related to creating a C# kernel. Now it's the time to complete the set by rightfully presenting SharpOS, an effort to build a GPL version 3 + runtime exception licensed system, around a C# kernel of their own design. It is my pleasure and priviledge to host a set of questions and answers from four active developers of SharpOS, that is William Lahti, Bruce Markham, Mircea - Cristian Racasan and Sander van Rossen in order to get some insight into what they are doing with SharpOS, their goals, their different design and inspiration."
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by geleto on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 12:13 UTC
geleto
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What makes C# better for building a kernel than C/++ and/or assembly?

- You can run everything in kernel space. No syscalls, no context switching. Because the code is managed - the processes are still separate.
- You can pass objects directly to and from the kernel or between processes. Because each application and the kernel own their own chunks of memory - the current kernels have to do a lot of tricks to pass data around - using copying, the stack, messages, etc. With managed code in many cases - you can just pass a pointer.
- and of course - security

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