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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Linus Torvalds may be wrong...
by Governa on Wed 10th May 2006 16:45 UTC
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As much as I respect Linus Torvalds, some people here talk about him like he is some kind of God. He may be wrong you know? He is only a human...

My humble opinion: a Microkernel is generaly more stable/secure, a Monolithic kernel is generaly more fast.

Sorry my poor english.

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twenex Member since:

Of course he's God!

Kidding. You're right.

And your English is fine :-)

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