Linked by Norman Feske on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The Genode project has released version 11.11 of their OS framework, which allows the construction of spezialized operating systems out of building blocks including 8 different kernels, plenty of device drivers, and an increasing number of system services.
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RE: Really cool
by nfeske on Thu 1st Dec 2011 16:23 UTC in reply to "Really cool"
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To clear up the confusion about NOVA and Noux a bit:

NOVA is the microkernelized hypervisor and represents one of options to use as base platform for Genode.

Noux is a user-level component that offers the UNIX system-call API as RPC service. It can be used on top of any of Genode's base platforms. For example, you could run Noux side by side with virtual machines (running in the Vancouver VMM) on top of the NOVA hypervisor. But you could also run it atop a normal Linux OS (another possible base platform). In fact, using Noux, you can execute VIM natively on (almost) all of the microkernels supported by Genode.

The Figure at http://genode.org/documentation/release-notes/11.11#section-3 illustrates the role of Noux. In this figure, the hypervisor/kernel is not displayed. It would sit underneath core.

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