> On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 10:04:42AM -0700, teunis wrote:
> > Actually - I was thinking of actual asynchronous FS-management...
> > Where, say, a kernel thread was being used to manage the device rather
> > than the local process... (as it is currently :)
> Reinvention of the microkernel?
Nah - but linux could do that afaik... who knows whether it would be
worth it outside of, say, a hyper-database-system with dedicated drivers
on an SMP system... but it should be doable :)
but then you could use tagged-queueing on SCSI and not have to worry about
this all :]
(finally did a little meandering through the kernel)
aside: Linux is a monolithic kernel of ... unique ... design - offering
many advantages of a microkernel without all of the overhead and bloat *Grin*
G'day, eh? :)
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