[virtmach] Query about virtual machines with hardware-level abstractions/support
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 10:10:10 -0700 (MST)
John Morrison writes:
> Hi All;
> The Short Version:
> Can anybody point me at information, specifications, or
> implementations for virtual machines that enable OS-level programs to
> be written/run?
I think that the Mach microkernel at least partially solves this
It isn't really a virtual machine as Mach has no instruction set, only
a C API.
However, it does supply many of the same services that the JVM offers
to Java programmers; threads, virtual memory, memory protection, file
systems, network protocols, and device support.
A JVM that is implemented as a Mach server with JNI calls into the
Mach API could have the features you are looking for.
James Powell - Software Engineer/Reverse Engineering - firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Software Technologies, Inc.
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