[haiku] DragonFlyBSD for Inspiration
- From: Martin Vahi <martin.vahi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 11:12:43 +0300
On 08/08/2018 01:32 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
Haiku developers can look through
Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD kernel source
including device drivers and get ideas
of what must be modified to include in Haiku kernel.
This might be more relevant for Haiku kernel.
If You're looking for novel ideas for a
monolithic kernel, then please do not
count out the
I do not know the DragonFlyBSD project in details,
but what I've heard, the main novel things there are:
x) supposedly extra elegant SMP support
x) its Hammer file system.
It's ports collection seems to be poor, as can
be expected from yet-another-BSD-distro, but
those 2 things alone combined with SSH should
allow the DragonFlyBSD to be an awesome
file server. Another idea is that the working
principles of a microkernel can be at least partly
implemented by using a totally UNMODIFIED
monolithic kernel. For example, fi a userspace
program has access to hardware through some
general purpose IO driver then the majority of
the device driver might reside at userspace.
I haven't tested it, so I do not yet know, what
problems will occur there, but for gradual
development of that concept a standard Linux
distribution might be a perfectly adequate starting point.
Thank You for reading my letter.
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