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Re: Hurd status

From: Oz
Subject: Re: Hurd status
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 06:05:38 -0600

ok thanks i understand better now

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 12:17 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 09:57:03AM -0600, Oz wrote:
>> why don't the hurd hackers take some short cuts and turn the gnu
>> kernel to a monolithic kernel and cut some corners like Linux instead
>> of trying to create the perfect kernel which will never reach a highly
>> usable status.
> That would be a pointless exercise. Several free (monolithic) kernels
> already exist; there is no need to create another one. The reason we
> still work on the Hurd is that we believe the architecture offers unique
> benefits. If we can't make it work as a microkernel system, there is no
> use in working on it at all.
> BTW, we are not trying to create a perfect kernel (well, most of us
> aren't :-) ) -- just something that is superior to current mainstream
> kernels in certain regards.
> -antrik-

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