Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 19:51 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS

Kristian Van Der Vliet has implemented asynchronous input/output. This has been tested with QEmu, which shows increased performance both due to this and the also new implementation of memory-mapped files. A development build with async I/O is already available.

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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Linux kernel does more-or-less all the same stuff already that the Syllable-kernel does as far as I can see, and probably those things that it doesn't do could be implemented in modules.. Atleast one benefit would be the huge amount of drivers that Linux kernel ships with. Just trim the kernel and leave out those features that aren't used in Syllable?

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

If we used a different kernel, we would have to re-implement everything we already have and then we would be at the mercy of a third party.

A software monoculture is bad. There is plenty of space for more than one kernel.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I wasn't complaining, I was rather wondering. How many things are there that aren't already in Linux kernel, and how many of those features would be hard to add to it? And I was just thinking whether you have the manpower to write drivers for too many hardware devices..

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