Re: varlinks! (and 2.1.98 works for me)

Christopher Biggs (
20 May 1998 14:00:14 +1000

"H. Peter Anvin" <> moved upon the face of the 'Net and spake thusly:

> > What if we'd make the kernel a bunch of ordinary processes which have=
> maybe a
> > higher priority and access to the hardware, but nothing else? The onl=
> Congratulations. You have just invented the microkernel.

"Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it"...

(For those who came late, Linus once had a huge argument with OS researcher
Andrew Tanenbaum about the value of microkernels. Linux obviously
represents the "uKernels suck" side of the argument. See minix or
the HURD for the other side).

p.s. Nice put-down, Mr Anvin. :-)

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