Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th May 2006 21:25 UTC, submitted by luzr
OSNews, Generic OSes Torvalds has indeed chimed in on the micro vs. monolithic kernel debate. Going all 1992, he says: "The whole 'microkernels are simpler' argument is just bull, and it is clearly shown to be bull by the fact that whenever you compare the speed of development of a microkernel and a traditional kernel, the traditional kernel wins. The whole argument that microkernels are somehow 'more secure' or 'more stable' is also total crap. The fact that each individual piece is simple and secure does not make the aggregate either simple or secure. And the argument that you can 'just reload' a failed service and not take the whole system down is equally flawed." My take: While I am not qualified to reply to Linus, there is one thing I want to say: just because it is difficult to program, does not make it the worse design.
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RE[5]: Abstraction
by agnus on Wed 10th May 2006 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Abstraction"
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The most important library in AmigaOS is exec.library, which is actually a microkernel as well as a library.

Argh, it is so anoying! 20 years have passed and that technology is still kicking our ass.

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RE[6]: Abstraction
by twenex on Wed 10th May 2006 13:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Abstraction"
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I know! Just imagine what could have happened if Commodore had opened the platform! Apple might have been a distant memory.

Would the US Navy have sued Commode for using a military rank as a tradename, though? ;)

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