freebsd should be rewritten based on microkernel architecture

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Fri Apr 17 18:14:07 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 12:16 AM kindu smith <malaizhichun at> wrote:

> Hello, I am a user who likes UNIX-like systems. I have some experience
> using GNU / Linux and some experience using freebsd. I like the
> architecture of UNIX-like systems, but I am not proficient, so I just
> want to mention some improvements. The idea of freebsd experience,
> what is unscientific, welcome to advise.
> First of all, freebsd's architecture is very good, no need to invent
> the wheel, but freebsd's installation interface and startup interface
> are too old. It is time to make some changes. I think the freebsd with
> microkernel will be more stable. The / boot / kernel directory is very
> suitable for writing a small kernel, such as named core, and then
> design some modules around and package it in this directory. Then,
> under / boot, create some new directories such as EFI, API, ABI, model,
> etc. to do EFI boot and application program interface, and user space
> modules. I think this will be a perfect design. As for the design
> pattern of the microkernel, you can refer to haiku (a clone of beos).
> In addition, you need to redesign the installation interface and a
> complete desktop environment, because this is very important for
> novices. I don't think Gnome / kde / xfce or the like is used anymore.
> It is designed for Linux, and the systemd it uses is not supported by
> Freebsd.
> Freebsd should design a gorgeous interface comparable to macos, in
> addition to a set of init programs comparable to systemd. Therefore,
> both the bootloader and init programs need to be redesigned. For
> example, when Linux starts, it displays ok and colored driver loading
> reminders. Freebsd can learn from it. I think that the Linux startup
> program is not perfect. It is still in the startup mode similar to the
> console. The more modern startup program should be a perfect
> combination of graphical and startup information. The driver is a flaw
> of freebsd. Due to the limited number of developers, a large number of
> other systems are required, such as copying from linux. so copy it from
> linux. The GPL agreement does not affect the use of freebsd code. Only
> in this way can freebsd and linux form a differentiated competition,
> can freebsd survive the huge wave of linux.
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