> Again, this may be a silly question with a simple answer...But has any
> thought been given to simply porting MkLinux to MIPS hardware.
> Probably, the speed would suck. I used to really like the idea of a
> micro-kernel coming from a text book, but reality is something quite
If you do things right speed isn't that bad. The Microkernel approach
gives you a nice and easy to understand OS structure. On the other side
for things like a filesystem you get multithreading for free. In
a microkernel OS you end up implementing some part of a monolithic kernel
again ... Not to mentioned that all the microkernels I've seen violate
their own strict structuring rules.
> I think DEC cheated a bit by placing everything in the same address space
> anyhow for this reason. (Or was this only for OSF/1?)
The Evil Empire did the same for NT 4.0.