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Re: Questions about translators

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: Questions about translators
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 11:13:33 +0000
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Thanks for the note, could you confirm some details though:

What makes a Hurd server a translator?
(Is there a real definition or is a translator just a server
that can be used to access a file)

When you say "(practically) every process in the Hurd is a server",
do you mean:
a) every process which makes up "the Hurd", or
b) every process running on a Hurd based system

I think I'll have a look at the 'notice' server, I'll post to the
list if I have any progress.

Ciaran O'Riordan

On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 12:16:53AM +0100, Wolfgang Jaehrling wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 02:32:33AM +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> > "translators" and "servers" are two names for the same thing.
> Not quite.  Translators are a special kind of servers.  There can also
> be servers which are no translators.  The default-pager is an example
> for this.  Another one is the `notice' server which I wrote (see
> <>, but
> note that the interfaces has changed since then and it won't work
> currently).  And if you want to be really exact, then (practically)
> every process in the Hurd is a server, because it has a thread (hidden
> in glibc) that waits for signals, which are implemented as messages
> sent to a port...
> Cheers,
> GNU/Wolfgang

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