Re: varlinks! (and 2.1.98 works for me)

The Thought Assassin (
Tue, 19 May 1998 14:11:26 +0800 (WST)

On Wed, 13 May 1998, Simon Richter wrote:
> The Thought Assassin wrote:
> > Actually, on the subject of microkernels... the whole teardrop/nestea
> > shenanigans bothers me. IP defragging code does not _need_ to be given the
> > privelege to bring down my machine uncleanly and hurt my filesystem.
> Well, kernelspace should not mean that we're no longer protected against
> programming mistakes. It should just mean that we're priviledged to drop parts
> of the protection in case we need to access the hardware.

But we're not... Witness machines locking hard from a teardrop...
Losing networking, and having to reboot cleanly, or reinsmod it or
something would be vastly preferrable (at least to some) to just locking

-Greg Mildenhall

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