Linked by Bahadir on Mon 7th Dec 2009 18:24 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The Codezero team has released version 0.2 of their L4 microkernel. In this release, the microkernel is fully capability checked, and they introduced the notion of containers to provide isolated execution environments.
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RE: Comment by diego
by Bahadir on Wed 9th Dec 2009 11:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by diego"
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"Personally, I'm _not_ interested in making device drivers look like user-level. They aren't, they shouldn't be, and microkernels are just stupid."

— Linus Torvalds


Linus probably said that in 1994. The cpus have become much stronger and the linux kernel's value as a component now outweighs its ability to do fast tlb and cache flushes on its own. So running everything monolithically with a single kernel is not that relevant anymore.

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