I would like to run my business on EROS instead of linux
I am very impressed with the ideas, and I would like to run the database serving portion of my business on a machine running EROS rather than Linux, behind the firewall.
(www.cis.upenn.edu or my route there is back up now.)
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~eros/project/status.html says that the next thing to do is for Shap to finish his thesis, rewrite the inter-process communication aspects, and move to california.
And I have no idea what I, the casual web surfer, am supposed to make of the sepember 10, 1997 entry in the status log:
It is a never-ending source of amazement to me...
Anyway, I'd like to run my Perl scripts on EROS. In case EROS is not yet to the point where you can switch to it as easily as switching Linux kernels,
I can use for testing a pentium+PCI
machines with an IDE hard drive and an NE2000 network card. Hopefully this machine will be able to take over parts of the office functions as these parts are ported to EROS and made to work there. Including NFS, INN, DNS, telnet, SQL.
The X server will continue to be Linux unless that becomes reliable, but support for the on-motherboard soundblaster would be cool to have.
Is providing an ultrasmooth migration path from Linux to Eros a goal? Is it not possible at all due to the fundamental theorhetical diffs in a capability OS, or could drop-in capability-versions of the libs be written? I haven't studied it thoroughlt but it appears to be about how a process makes system calls, which is generally through a couple layers of interface.