Commit a0f9432d authored by Jeremy Soller's avatar Jeremy Soller Committed by GitHub
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Merge pull request #95 from bquast/patch-1

improve legibility
parents e47fb90e 1a7ae9aa
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The basic philosophy of microkernels is that any component which *can* run in user space *should* run in user space. Kernel-space should only be utilized for the most essential components (e.g., system calls, process separation, resource management, IPC, thread management, etc).
The kernel's main task is to act as a medium for communication and segregation of processes. The kernel should provide minimal abstraction over the hardware (that is, drivers which can and should run in user mode).
The kernel's main task is to act as a medium for communication and segregation of processes. The kernel should provide minimal abstraction over the hardware (that is, drivers, which can and should run in user mode).
Microkernels are more secure and less prone to crashes than monolithic kernels. This is due to drivers and other abstraction being less privileged, and thus cannot do damage to the system. Furthermore, microkernels are extremely maintainable, due to their small code size, this can potentially reduce the number of bugs in the kernel.
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