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Re: Generalizing mobility for the Hurd

From: Da Zheng
Subject: Re: Generalizing mobility for the Hurd
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 22:34:01 +0800
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On 10-1-29 下午9:53, Carl Fredrik Hammar wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm happy to announce that I have completed my thesis and presented it
> at a seminar.  It was even passed with distinction which is the highest
> possible grade (the other two grades being passed and failed).
congratulations again;-)
> Its title is ``Generalizing mobility for the Hurd'', and the abstract
> is as follows:
>> The GNU Hurd features mobile objects
>> in its implementation of filesystem backing stores.
>> This thesis investigates the
>> limitations and security concerns
>> these objects present,
>> and how they can be overcome.
>> This is done in preparation for new applications
>> that feature mobile code and mobile objects.
>> In addition,
>> one such application is studied and implemented,
>> in which mobile code is used to make
>> the ioctl system call more extensible.
> For now it is available from my personal web page provided by my uni:
>   <http://users.student.lth.se/cs07fh9/2009-hammar-hurd-mobility.pdf>
> but I don't know how long that will last since I'm no longer enrolled.
> I guess I'll have to get a web page of my own eventually.
> Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it easy to read, as it turned out
> to be quite a `heavy' text.  Of course I don't want to discourage people
> from reading it, but don't say I didn't warn you.  :-)
True. I tried to read it twice, but still haven't been able to finish it:-( Hope
I can finish it some day:-) very interesting work.
> Perhaps now I can get back to actual Hurd development.
What do you plan to do?

Zheng Da

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