Aucbvax.5227 fa.unix-wizards utzoo!decvax!ucbvax!unix-wizards Tue Nov 17 20:37:24 1981 MODULAR UNIX >From JONES@RADC-TOPS20 Tue Nov 17 20:30:08 1981 IS ANYONE OUT THERE WORKING ON MODULARIZING UNIX, OR KNOW OF ANYONE WHO IS? BY A MODULAR UNIX I MEAN THE FOLLOWING: THE KERNEL IS PARTITIONED INTO SEGMENTS. THE MAIN SEGMENT, WHICH HAS THE ABILITY TO LOAD OTHER SEGMENTS, IS RESIDENT IN THE MEMORY OF A PROCESSOR DESIGNATED THE "MASTER CONTROL HOST". THE REMAINDER OF THE KERNEL CONSISTS OF SMALLER LOADABLE SEGMENTS, WHICH ARE DISTRIBUTED AMONG SEVERAL SATELLITE PROCESSORS. THESE SMALLER SEGMENTS COULD BE THE DEVICE DRIVERS AND THE SYSTEM CALLS. ULTIMATELY, SUCH A SYSTEM WOULD BE DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE, INCLUDING MIGRATION OF THE MASTER CONTROL HOST. EMILIE JONES SIARKIEWICZ ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY ------- This Usenet Oldnews Archive article may be copied and distributed freely, provided: 1. There is no money collected for the text(s) of the articles. 2. The following notice remains appended to each copy: The Usenet Oldnews Archive: Compilation Copyrightę 1981, 1996 Bruce Jones, Henry Spencer, David Wiseman.