Re: varlinks! (and 2.1.98 works for me)

H. Peter Anvin (
20 May 1998 04:28:10 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Christopher Biggs <>
In newsgroup:
> "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. :-)

Wasn't really meant as a put-down; just pointing out the obvious :)


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