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Re: Broken dream of mine :(

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Broken dream of mine :(
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 00:44:08 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 09:42:13AM -0700, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:

> My one concern with Viengoos -- and I have expressed this to Neal many
> times -- is that in the pursuit of better resource arbitrage Neal has
> given up resource isolation, and there are fairly important (and
> unfortunate) security consequences for that. It is possible that these
> can be addressed, and it is fair to experiment on one thing at a time,
> but it needs to be clearly understood that Viengoos is an experimental
> kernel, and that it is *not* suitable in its current form for
> production use.

I'm pretty sure it's not worse at least than the systems people use for
production nowadays... While *some* improvement in this regard would
certainly be nice to have (and quite possible with Viengoos IMHO), it
was never really an explicit goal of the Hurd.


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