Are we dead or alive? (was Re: a good volunteer)

Thu, 15 Oct 1998 23:21:28 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 9 Oct 1998, Christian Lynbech wrote:
> If you are thinking in terms of getting some minimal OS up, you might
> want to check out the exokernel stuff at MIT. The link is

What do the people on this list think of the exokernel?  I read their
HotOS paper a year or two ago, and I was very impressed with the idea.
It seemed like a simple and natural way to get all kinds of kernel
functions out of the kernel, and it seemed like they *would* be easier
to implement in libraries.

Have others with more OS expertise here looked at it?


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