Linked by Sean Haas on Wed 28th Dec 2011 23:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There are two main kernel architectures for large operating systems; monolithic and micro. While these architectures are well thought out, well implemented (usually), and well understood, they have their faults. Mainly, the loading of modules and executables, management of memory, and interfacing between the kernel and software cause these architectures to be vastly complex. With this complexity comes a loss of speed and increased difficulty for the developer. There are other kernel architectures, such as the exokernel, that are vastly different from traditional architectures, but they still have performance issues caused by userland processes.
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Real mode?
by Zifre on Thu 29th Dec 2011 02:47 UTC
Zifre
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2009-10-04

Very interesting. I'm glad to see more actual OS news on OSNews.

However, this is pretty pointless if it is only in real mode. If the purpose of this architecture is to get speed and simplicity, this is ridiculously stupid. You have to jump through hoops to code for real mode, and it's going to be slower anyway. Not to mention that you can't do real IO (IIRC) and have to rely on super slow BIOS interrupts...

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