Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Jul 2010 08:52 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The HURD was meant to be the true kernel at the heart of the GNU operating system. The promise behind the HURD was revolutionary -- a set of daemons on top of a microkernel that was intended to surpass the performance of the monolithic kernels of traditional Unix systems and in doing so, give greater security, freedom and flexibility to the users -- but it has yet to come down to earth.
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by ParadoxUncreated on Mon 5th Jul 2010 13:09 UTC
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I'm sure that both parties eventually iterate to the same solution, so why not work togheter. What is good is good. And btw, did anyone think of this: To recuce jitter, which is so important for media/games, why not introduce the concept of "minimal cpu tasks". That means tasks, that does not require immediate response, are run as a limited resource task, which in turn means that multitasking, when these tasks are running, is completely transparent. And a programming rule of, if you can make it a minimal cpu task, do so. I'm sure that would get rid of a whole lot of stalls, and buffer gaps, that is (still) bothering various operating systems, to a (lesser) degree. (these days.).

Peace Be With You.

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