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Re: L4-Hurd; wortel's missing modules; was: (autoreconf errors)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: L4-Hurd; wortel's missing modules; was: (autoreconf errors)
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:01:58 +0100
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On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 11:27:26PM +0100, Johan Rydberg wrote:
> : As far as how to setup the initial tasks, why has there not been
> : agreement? Is it political, or is it that no one really has a good idea?
> Marcus has an idea that when a service comes up, it reports back to
> wortel (which is the root task in hurd-l4), which propagates the
> provided information to the other bootstrap services.
> What I was talking about is what information wortel should provide to
> the bootstrap servers, so that they can get on their feet.  It is not
> trivial task to boostrap a multiserver operating system.  For example,
> physmem can not create any threads before the task server has been
> started, and the task server can not operate without physmem (since it
> is in control of all physical memory.)

The good thing is that although it is not an easy task, it is also totally
unimportant from a design point of view.  Bootstrap is always a special
case, so you just do something -anything- that is simple and works.  No
beauty-awards are available here.


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