Linked by BloopFloop on Wed 15th Jan 2014 22:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

ACM Queue posted an article titled "Unikernels: Rise of the Virtual Library Operating System", written by the main developers of MirageOS. The article is a good overview of the motivation and design of Mirage, which is a specialized lightweight hypervisor guest operating system for Xen. It's developed in OCaml and benefits from its features like memory safety, module system and compiler optimisations. It's comparable to OSv on many fronts.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by AWdrius on Thu 16th Jan 2014 18:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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I'm not sure if it answers your question about IPC, but the trend I see in a VM world is to use network stack for it. As in: enclose multiple VMs in a separate network space and use a gateway VM to access service(s) that internal/virtual network provides.

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