May 11, 2006

Belated musings on microkernel vs. monolithic

Rudd-O writes "What’s the latest discussion topic on the kernel development sphere? It’s a new rehash of a (fairly old) discussion. The famous microkernel vs. monolithic kernel debate. Of course, the (now quite old) debate between Linus Torvalds and Andy Tanenbaum is an amusing read. But let’s not confuse “amusing read” with statement of fact. Both Linus and Andy were “stating the obvious while standing on their camp”. Both were stating facts to defend their position, but they rarely (if at all) discussed their assumptions that led each one to choose their strategies and defend their facts as true."


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