Subject: Re: HEADS UP: kqueue support merged
To: Greywolf <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/25/2002 10:11:47
No, this isn't message passing in the microkernel sense; it's not
meant to be used for data transfers. It's purely event notification


Greywolf wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> # in all cases. Also, we support filesystem kevents for all writable
> # local filesystems (including ffs, lfs, ext2fs, msdosfs) and also
> # for NFS. Thus, file managers and file servers can depend on the
> # functionality to be present for any filesystem likely to be used
> # as file storage.
> At first glance, this looks to be a kernelville implementation of the
> same mechanisms by which tripwire is made to work.
> At second glance, it looks with all the kevents, filters and
> other things going into the kernel and talking out the other end,
> we seem to be heading in the direction of a message-passing kernel
> with fewer context switches than a pure message-passing microkernel.
> I might be misreading, too.
> 				--*greywolf;
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