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Re: [touch@isi.edu: draft may be of interest]

From: <touch@isi.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 11:30:55 -0700
Message-Id: <199606141830.AA10922@ash.isi.edu>
To: touch@isi.edu, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, hallam@etna.ai.mit.edu
> From: hallam@Etna.ai.mit.edu
> Resent-From: Andy Norman <ange@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
> 
> >Granted, in-the-app is easier to deploy, but only because you're
> >moving the kernel functions into the app, which can cause
> >interferences later as kernel functions evolve. It also assumes
> >that you're running only a single Web browser.
> 
> I'm somewhat pessimistic about Kernel functions evolving. Looking
> at my UNIX box on my desk I don't see it providing any more features
> today than it used to. Granted, more of those features actually work
> rather than merely claiming to. I don't see a cross platform scheme
> for file locking thats credible and threads seem to have only 
> lukewarm support from the vendors.

How about IP multicast? That's the sort of kernel-based function I
was referring to.

> To sumarise, I think we should forget about the travails of adding
> protocols to a UNIX kernel, its the wrong mindset to be in. Forget about
> designing systems for 1970s technology, the O/S scene has moved on,
> wellcome to the 1980s :-)

I wasn't speaking of Unix only. Patches or new stacks for
any kernel would be the win here.

Joe
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Joe Touch - touch@isi.edu		    http://www.isi.edu/~touch/
ISI / Project Leader, ATOMIC-2, LSAM       http://www.isi.edu/atomic2/
USC / Research Assistant Prof.                http://www.isi.edu/lsam/



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Joe Touch - touch@isi.edu		    http://www.isi.edu/~touch/
ISI / Project Leader, ATOMIC-2, LSAM       http://www.isi.edu/atomic2/
USC / Research Assistant Prof.                http://www.isi.edu/lsam/
Received on Friday, 14 June 1996 11:34:22 EDT

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