Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 11:25 UTC, submitted by moondevil
OSNews, Generic OSes You all know MINIX - a microkernel operating system project led by Andrew Tanenbaum. The French Linux magazine LinuxFr.org has an interview with Andrew Tanenbaum about MINIX' current state and future. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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RE[5]: MicroKernel's
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: MicroKernel's"
Thom_Holwerda
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To your 3rd point: I never saw a definition that says, all "modules" attached to a micro-kernel have to run in user mode.


This is a common misconception. People think the definition of a microkernel hinges on "everything must run in userland". This is not true. You can have a microkernel plus ALL of its modules running in kernelspace, and it'd still be a microkernel.

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