Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Nov 2011 21:26 UTC, submitted by edwin
General Unix Way back in 2002, MIT decided it needed to start teaching a course in operating system engineering. As part of this course, students would write an exokernel on x86, using Sixth Edition Unix (V6) and John Lions' commentary as course material. This, however, posed problems.
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RE[8]: binary for windows....
by moondevil on Sat 12th Nov 2011 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: binary for windows.... "
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Still you loose the benefits of plugins, unless you adapt some form of IPC mechanism, like sandboxing in Lion.

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Yes, you are right. dlopen() and friends are implemented on top of the dynamic linking loader.

Although sub-processes and IPC is more in line with the Unix philosophy, plugins are definitely useful.

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