Subject: Re: microkernels
To: Nathan Langford <>
From: Ian Zagorskih <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/02/2003 23:02:48
On Wednesday 02 July 2003 15:15, Nathan Langford wrote:
> Hi,
> In college, there was a lot of talk about microkernels being ideologica=
> superior to traditional monolithic kernels, but everything I've read ab=
> real-world implementations seems to point to problems with message pass=
> inefficiencies.  Even so-called microkernel OS X seems to deviate great=
> from the microkernel paradigm in order to make Mach work in the real
> world.  Given NetBSD's focus on technical elegance, what do people here
> think about the supposed superiority of microkernels.
> -Nathan

Before NetBSD i worked alot with microkernel OS QNX4 and i cannot say it'=
supperior or not. Just another ideology. Every architecture has it's own=20
benefits and weak sides.

JSC Novosibirsk Geophysical Equipment Development Center.