OS design...

Mike McDonald mikemac@mikemac.com
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 13:50:46 -0700

>Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 12:52:36 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Ray Dillinger <bear@sonic.net>
>To: lispos@math.gatech.edu
>Subject: OS design...
>I've been reading about the exokernel.  It does seem like a good
>idea, generally speaking.  But while I was reading it, I had a
>different idea....

>I like the "modular" approach and I think it could be extended
>very effectively to runtime as well as buildtime, and cover
>*EVERY* subsystem of the kernel except managing processes, 
>memory, and sockets.  

  If you substitute the term "message passing" for "sockets", you have
what's usually refered to as "microkernels".

  Mike McDonald