Re: your mail

Alan Cox (
Sun, 21 Jul 1996 22:15:58 +0100 (BST)

> I saw in a post on one of the newsgroups that the linux kernel can not
> become a microkernel ever? How come? What are the advantages/disadvantages?

A monlithic OS is faster than a microkernel based system. If you _have_ to then
you can run Linux as a server of the OSF Mach microkernel - they even claim
to be getting passable performance now