JavaLobby and JavaOS
Bruce R. Montague
brucem at cse.ucsc.edu
Sat Oct 11 09:28:18 PDT 1997
re microkernel OS engineering/performance problems - 2 recent papers
that may prove of interest in this regard are:
"Experience with the Development of a Microkernel-Based, Multiserver
Operating System", Freeman Rawson, Proc. 6th Workshop on Hot Topics
in Operating Systems, 5-6 May 1997 (HOTOS);
"The Failure of Personalities to Generalize", Brett Fleisch, ditto...
These are also intrinsically of interest as IBM apparently lost
$2 _billion_ on this... Quote: "Despite the level of investment and the
adoption of what was deemed to be the best of operating systems research
and advanced development of the 1980s, the project, in retrospect, was
not a technical success." (Rawson).
Apologies if this is off subject, I'm just seconding the motion to
think this through carefully; forewarned is forarmed, ... investing
the effort in things like porting interfaces, validation/compatibility
tests, etc., might be more effective?
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