[FreeVMS] Re: gMach or Linux kernel ?


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: gMach or Linux kernel ?
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (joel.k.bertrand@free.fr)
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 18:13:54 CEST


Damien WYART wrote:

> * BERTRAND JoŽl <joel.k.bertrand@free.fr> [011017 14:58]:
>
>
>>For me, the Linux kernel is a good starting point. It's modular,
>>supports some hardwares and SMP, and is POSIX.
>>
>
> But you have explained lengthly that VMS was far better than Unices on
> many points.

        True...

> So I find a bit strange to rely on Linux to achieve very
> heavy load support and integrted security... I all these important parts
> must be rewritten, maybe this is not a good choice ?

        I don't know if it is a good choice. But VMS is a very complex system,
and I don't know if it can be rewritten from scratch with a reasonable
effort. I saw this project as a modification of an existant operating
system. If we were about 50, I think that we can rewritten VMS from
scratch, but we are only 15.

        The second reason : if we reuse an operating system, we can reuse the
compilers (and the X server) without any port. I don't know if it a good
idea, but why not ?

        JKB

PS : Joueur, va ! Heureusement que je te connais ;-)

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