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Re: Tasks list for GNU Mach

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: Tasks list for GNU Mach
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 13:12:30 +0100
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On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 09:38:50AM +0100, Patrick Leslie Polzer wrote:
> Hello list,


> please excuse my ignorance, but what's the Status of GNU Mach?

GNU Mach is currently the only microkernel which is supported by the Hurd.
That is: If you want to run Hurd, you need Mach.  That may change, but so far
it hasn't.

> I heard the L4 microkernel is favored for the Hurd. Do you guys try to catch
> up?

There are some problems with Mach which seem very hard or even impossible to
fix without using a new microkernel.  For that reason, we are looking at other
microkernels.  We were planning to use L4, but it seems it will be something
else (either a successor of L4, or Coyotos, yet another microkernel).

For more information and discussion on this, see the l4-hurd list and its


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