Subject: Re: NetBSD without MMU ?
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 04/12/2002 12:27:58 (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> > replacing fork()+exec() with spawn(),
> > eliminating use of mmap, etc.)
> You don't _need_ an MMU to implement fork()....  (eg. as in MINIX)

MINIX uses the x86 segment registers to much the same purpose as an
MMU. It is hard to do fork without any memory management at all.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD: The right OS for your embedded design.