Reply to post: Re: The IoT Crowd

Linux boss Torvalds: Don't talk to me about containers and other buzzwords

Francis Vaughan

Re: The IoT Crowd

Given that the Gnu/Hurd predates Linux, one suspects that we will be waiting rather a long time. There is nothing magic in the Mach kernel's size. Putting things inside or outside of kernel mode execution doesn't really help the overall system size. It is the overall minimum system needed to operate that matters. After all, look at Mac OSX. Darwin is also a Mach kernel. Apple's chief scientist was for a long time Avie Trevannian - they guy who probably had the most to do with Mach's architecture and development (although it had some roots in Rick Rashid's Accent OS, and Rick was the guy who drive the Mach team. Ironically Rick vanished into MS years ago.)

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