The Performance of µKernel-Based Systems

  title={The Performance of µKernel-Based Systems},
  author={Hermann H{\"a}rtig and Michael Hohmuth and Jochen Liedtke and Sebastian Sch{\"o}nberg and Jean Wolter},
First-generationμ-kernels have a reputation for being too slow and lacking sufficient flexibility. To determine whether L4, a lean second-generation μ-kernel, has overcome these limitations, we have repeated several earlier experiments and conducted some novel ones. Moreover, we ported the Linux operating system to run on top of the L4 μ-kernel and compared the resulting system with both Linux running native, and MkLinux, a Linux version that executes on top of a firstgeneration Mach-derived… CONTINUE READING
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