If 20+ years of micro-kernel development thought us anything is that the concept simply doesn't work. Period.
Originally Posted by liam
Whether or not micro-kernel has theoretical advantage is completely irrelevant in the real world *, **.
Monolithic/Hybrid kernels such as Linux, Windows and OSX won.
Oh, and you do know that IoT is yet-another-Internet-related buzzword that will be replaced by another one in a year or two, right?
Given the fact that Linux itself runs ~1.5b devices. (Android alone counts for +1b devices), 1.5b toasters is not really impressive.
(a 2012 gd blog put the official deployment numbers at 1.5 billion).
* If the root file-system driver or a PCI controller driver goes up the flames due to a software bug (or hardware issue), and leaves the OS in a inconsistent state, your OS is toast.
** Far worse, "safe" 4'th generation languages tend to use exceptions as a error-messaging tool, make the code far less resilient to minor errors.
Last edited by gilboa; 07-31-2014 at 04:08 AM.
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