The exokernel operating system architecture

  title={The exokernel operating system architecture},
  author={Dawson R. Engler},
On traditional operating systems only trusted software suc h as privileged servers or the kernel can manage resources. This thesis proposes a new approach, the exokernel architec ture, which makes resource management unprivileged but safe by separating management from protection: an exokerne l p otects resources, while untrusted application-level software manages them. As a result, in an exokernel system, u ntrusted software (e.g., library operating systems) can implement abstractions such as… CONTINUE READING
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