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Re: MIG on L4/hurd?

From: Espen Skoglund
Subject: Re: MIG on L4/hurd?
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:23:07 +0100

[Matthew T Brewer]
> What are the plans for interfaces to filesystems etc. on L4/Hurd. I
> was looking at how hard it would be to port a filesystem (and the
> necicary fs libraries) from Mach/Hurd, and I realised that I don't
> know if you intend to use MIG or not for defining the messages for
> IPC system. There's also IDL4 written for defining IPC protocols on
> L4. Are their plans to use some such system for defining messages?

> Apparently MIG is rather large. Realizing that there are significant
> differences in Mach/Hurd and L4/Hurd IPC, I don't really want to
> port MIG, but if that's the next necicary step towards having an
> actual filesystem on L4/Hurd I would deffinitly consider it.

Although I have never tried this myslef, there is support in IDL4 to
slot in different frontends to the IDL compiler (i.e., MIG support).
You might want to look into trying that.


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