Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 08:42 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
NetBSD "Since early 2009 NetBSD and rump has supported execution of stock kernel module binaries in userspace on x86 architectures. Starting in -current as of today, kernel modules will automatically be loaded from the host into the rump kernel. For example, when mounting a file system in a rump kernel, support will be automatically loaded before mounting is attempted."
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by strcpy on Wed 28th Apr 2010 17:41 UTC
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The whole "rump" (what a name...) deal is really interesting.

I would like to see it being used even more. Push many more things to the user space, that's they to go (unlike in Linux where the kernel absorbs more and more user space tasks). Even traditional Unix kernels can this way benefit from the "kind of L4-approach".

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