[oclug] Thems fightin words..
smoynes at nexus.carleton.ca
Thu Mar 14 02:23:40 EST 2002
* Michael P. Soulier (michael.soulier at rogers.com) wrote:
> I don't see how a microkernel could be more powerful. More
> robust perhaps, since your drivers would be user-space apps and you
> can restart them if they die, but the increased messaging from
> kernel-space to user-space should decrease performance, not increase
> it, no?
I think the theory is that with message passing you can save on
context switches, which can be expensive. However, in theory, theory
and practice are the same, but in practice, theory and practice are
they are radically different.
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