Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 04:00 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A recent vague announcement on osol-announce hints that something big is rumbling for OpenSolaris: "A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public." They have a website, and they're going to be hosting a conference call on August 3.
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gnufreex
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2010-05-06

Dude, L4 is microkernel, Genode is something completely different...

Solaris' sunos kernel is monolithic kernel and btw it is pretty mature. Putting up L4 dancing baloney on top and experimenting with it would throw all that maturity down the drain. Not to mention that by the time such integration can even begin to look like it's working, everybody will forget that OpenSolaris even existed. And then there is non-fixable and perpetual licensing issue wrt CDDL.

Only reasonable strategy is to take drivers code and libc from FreeBSD and mesh it with OpenSolaris carcass in order to get something workable as fast is possible. That is only technological and legally compatible solution. It would throw down any binary compatibility with Oracle Solaris, but it could get the project going. But then again, porting sunos kernel to BSD libc is a daunting task.

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