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Thread: Kernel 4.0

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    Re: Kernel 4.0

    http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/3/2/247
    - 2.6.<odd>: still a stable kernel, but accept bigger changes leading up
    to it (timeframe: a month or two).
    - 2.<odd>.x: aim for big changes that may destabilize the kernel for
    several releases (timeframe: a year or two)
    - <odd>.x.x: Linus went crazy, broke absolutely _everything_, and rewrote
    the kernel to be a microkernel using a special message-passing version
    of Visual Basic. (timeframe: "we expect that he will be released from
    the mental institution in a decade or two").

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    Re: Kernel 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    My wish would be for a modern microkernel.
    If you read Linus' book, you'll see he thinks microkernels suck.
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    Re: Kernel 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Slug71 View Post
    This.

    If they did ever change to anything else i hope the major stuff is, debloat and bugs. Especially since tech wise, its pretty good right now and already supports a lot of upcoming technologies.
    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    My wish would be for a modern microkernel.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oxwivi View Post
    If 3 is ever to appear I hope it'd a completely debloated version of those before. I think it's essential to have debloating teams on the development team that analyzes the code periodically. Resulting in the leanest and meanest kernel ever!
    Yup.
    Even Linus admits the Kernel is bloated. Hopefully some focus will be shifted towards it in upcoming releases.

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    Re: Kernel 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by danbuter View Post
    If you read Linus' book, you'll see he thinks microkernels suck.
    The good thing is that the word of Linus does not constitute gospel

    All HURD kernels looked at so far in recent years were of the microkernel variety, Mach microkernel, L4 microkernel, Coyotos & Viengoos

    I like this article, http://www.coyotos.org/docs/misc/linus-rebuttal.html
    Last edited by mips; October 22nd, 2010 at 12:29 PM.

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    Re: Kernel 4.0

    Wow it's hilarious to read these only threads of people saying "kernel 3.0 it'll never happen. Let alone kernel 2.9. See we're now on kernel 3.8 so hahahahah to those ignorant people who said 3.0 would never happen.

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