Component-based Operating System.
ivoras at freebsd.org
Tue Jul 29 00:08:56 UTC 2008
Chuck Robey wrote:
> Ivan Voras wrote:
>> Juan Carlos Villalobos wrote:
>>> I am writing a paper on Component-based Operating Systems. I just
>>> wanted to know if FreeBSD is an Operating System engineered based on
>>> I appreciate your input on this.
>> "Components" is a wide, wide term. Since FreeBSD as an operating system
>> consists of separate libraries, headers, executables, and both the
>> kernel and the userland have subsystems that are more-or-less autonomic
>> and independent, you could say it's componentized. You need to be more
>> specific to get a more specific answer.
> Yeah, that's true, but not very informative. Look, I don't follow OSes all that
> much anymore, but if I had to call up an OS that would be made up of more of a
> set of indenpendent pieces, I think I would choose the GNU Hurd OS. From
> everything I read, it was never very successful, if one counts the ability to
> return some good throughput as being successful ... or, maybe they have some
> other characteristic which I'm not aware of.
> Anyhow, the HURD (at least in concept) is far, far more of a component based OS
> than anything else I'm aware of is. It's an interesting concept, at the very
> least, and I do understand it works.
Yes, if the OP is talking about microkernels, FreeBSD isn't it.
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