Quoting Smelly Pooh (plop at redbrick.dcu.ie):
[Design and Implementation of 4.4 BSD:]
> I'd be interested in that myself, but for now the book of the same name
> will have to keep me going
It's very good. Recommended.
> They should cover the differences between monolithic and micro kernel
> design (and the difference between these and distributed OSs) as part of
> the theory, when it comes to the actual coding itself I'd stick with
> something like minix
I have my doubts: Even the Darwin / MacOS X team has pretty much given
up on the microkernel approach, and turned the "xnu" Darwin kernel into
functioanlly just another monolithic BSD kernel, for the most part.
Even though The HURD may eventually prevail against ever-lengthening
odds, at the moment, microkernels are looking like one of the most
spectacularly failed fads that ever emerged from academic computing.
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