# The performance of μ-kernel-based systems

@article{Hrtig1997ThePO,
title={The performance of $\mu$-kernel-based systems},
author={Hermann H{\"a}rtig and Michael Hohmuth and Jochen Liedtke and Sebastian Sch{\"o}nberg and Jean Wolter},
journal={Proceedings of the sixteenth ACM symposium on Operating systems principles},
year={1997}
}
• Published 1 October 1997
• Computer Science
• Proceedings of the sixteenth ACM symposium on Operating systems principles
First-generation μ-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 first-generation Mach-derived…
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