Fw: Some very thought-provoking ideas about OS architecture.

Alan Cox alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 22:52:17 +0100 (BST)

> Alan: believe it or not, I agree with many of your thoughts about indexing and
> consistency. It doesn't follow from them that EROS is a bad design point.  You

I don't claim EROS is a bad concept. I have some questions about how well it
works. If you are telling me "just do this that and the other and your
machine goes twice as fast" I'm most keen to hope you are correct.

> The original ideas that motivated KeyKOS (and subsequently EROS) came out of a
> simple question: how do you build an OS in which mutually adversarial users can
> operate in safety, but can also collaborate in ways that they can control.  The

Its funny you should say that. My first thought on reading through all the
docs (yes I read most of them) was "This is how to do GNU Hurd right".