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bigbear2350
September 20th, 2008, 07:41 PM
What type of kernel is the linux kernel?

OutOfReach
September 20th, 2008, 07:49 PM
AFAIK it's monolithic

dje
September 20th, 2008, 07:50 PM
yes it is a monolithic kernel - wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel)

dje

Steveway
September 20th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Go to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel
EDIT: dje beat me to it.

Lostincyberspace
September 20th, 2008, 07:52 PM
What type of kernel is the linux kernel?


The Linux kind.
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Prospero2006
September 20th, 2008, 09:57 PM
It's not monolithic.
It's modular.

Windows is monolithic.


That's right isn't it?

FuturePilot
September 20th, 2008, 10:01 PM
It's not monolithic.
It's modular.

Windows is monolithic.


That's right isn't it?

No, Linux is a monolithic kernel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolithic_kernel

insane_alien
September 20th, 2008, 10:03 PM
No, the linux kernel is definitely monolithic. all the subprocesses run in the main kernel thread which is the definition of monolithic kernels.

the monolithicness does not depend on how many modules/files parts of the kernel are stored in.

earthpigg
September 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM
What type of kernel is the linux kernel?

its like popcorn kernels, but it feeds your soul and not your stomach.

david_lynch
September 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM
No, Linux is a monolithic kernel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolithic_kernel

No, windoze nt and later are supposedly a "microkernel" design.

Linux is a monolithic, modular kernel.

xArv3nx
September 20th, 2008, 10:29 PM
No, windoze nt and later are supposedly a "microkernel" design.

Linux is a monolithic, modular kernel.
i thought windows and mac os x had a hybrid kernel.

earthpigg
September 20th, 2008, 10:33 PM
i thought windows and mac os x had a hybrid kernel.

os x = unix = monolithic

right? ;)

mc4100
September 20th, 2008, 10:38 PM
It's not monolithic.
It's modular.

Windows is monolithic.


That's right isn't it?

It is monolithic. Possibly related:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loadable_Kernel_Module

Prospero2006
September 20th, 2008, 11:35 PM
No, Linux is a monolithic kernel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolithic_kernel

I'm glad I got that fact straight then.

Thanks,

snova
September 20th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Linux is technically monolithic, since most of the drivers are built in. But it's modular at the same time, since a good many can also be separated.

If the definition of a microkernel is one where drivers are processes, then Linux is monolithic no matter how you look at it. But if by "micro" you mean "split into pieces", then it fits in both categories.

OS X is built on Mach, AFAIK, which is a microkernel.

As far as Windows goes, Microsoft says that it's a "hybrid", but a look at Wikipedia shows that for the most part, it's monolithic. It appears as though it has similar driver loading capabilities as Linux does, though.