Supporting a GNU Hurd port?
pgoetz at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Dec 9 16:56:09 UTC 2009
> Subject: Re: Supporting a GNU Hurd port?
> From: John Moser <john.r.moser at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:07:44 -0500
> you know the microkernel arguments, and they're actually
> pretty considerable. The idea of a system that's easier to maintain
> (face it, operating systems are huge now; smaller chunks are easier)
> and self-error-correcting (MULTICS did it, Minix does it) is not
> really far fetched
If this were really true, why has it taken so long to get GNU Hurd into
an even vaguely functional state?
Speaking as a mathematician, a good rule of thumb to keep in mind at all
times: theory != reality.
The linux kernel is an amazingly stable piece of software with a
mind-numbingly rapid rate of constant revision. There are plenty of
things in Ubuntu that could use some attention (gnome comes to mind
immediately); the linux kernel is not one of them.
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