Re: [OT] HURD vs Linux/HURD

From: GaŽl Le Mignot (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 15:07:16 EST

> Mach is kinda on the bloated side, I always questioned the wisdom of
> the GNU HURD being based on Mach, seemed like a bad call. But then,
> unless you have an extremely well controlled dev team, any micro kernel
> is a bad call, it's going to bloat out.

If you were documenting yourself a bit instead of trolling, you'll
notice that's the GNU Hurd is not based on Mach. The GNU Hurd tries to
be micro-kernel independant, and will be ported to other microkernels,
like L4 Version 4.

And if you look a bit in the history, you'll notice that second
generation micro-kernels (like L4) were not available, or even
designed, at the time Mach was chosen as the first microkernel to make
the Hurd runs on.

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