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Thu Jun 3 02:07:35 EDT 2004
On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 08:48:26PM -0500, Pete Wright wrote:
> boy i wish i was at the bug and not doing a night shift :( here is an
> interesting link regarding monolithic kernels relating to OpenBSD:
> i pretty much agree with alot of the issues raised, but in my industry i
> need fully funtional 3D drivers provided by nvidia for linux. yea it
> sucks that they are not GPL'd, but hey it's better than using NT for
They seem to have missed one important post on the list.
Here it is, from Kamo Hiroyasu <wd at ics.nara-wu.ac.jp>
Chuck, you are misusing the term `monolithic'. A monolithic kernel
with loadable modules is still a monolithic kernel because the loaded
codes will run on the kernel space. It is far from a micro kernel.
That implies: you cannot gain any advantage of mocro kernels from
Please consult any textbook on operating systems for detail.
[Kamo is the family name and Hiroyasu the given name.]
Therefore, Linux kernel is also monolithic.
I'm very gratefull for OpenBSD's integrity, meaning things like binary
only drivers will never be accepted.
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