Sunday, March 2, 2003

Continuations in the Kernel

Green Hat Journal:

Microkernel operating systems should expose continuations, not threads, as the low-level interface to the kernel. Threads should be provided as a library in user-space layered on top of the microkernel. Richard Draves’ thesis demonstrated that using continuations as a programming technique within the MACH 3.0 kernel simplified the code and vastly improved performance.

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