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Re: slip preview tag?

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:47:42 -0700 (PDT)

:On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 09:02:24AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:>     Progressing, but slowly.  The plan is pretty solid but the code is
:>     complex enough that the only way to reduce the development cycle is
:>     to take a side track and implement process virtualization technology
:>     to support running a kernel in userspace.  I'm not going to try to
:>     make it efficient, but I definitely intend to make it useful.
:I've been getting private mail bounces from you for a while, but this is
:the first time I've mentioned it. If you can somehow fix that it would be
:I'm assuming the creation of a virtualized kernel is to send messages back
:and forth in the VFS layer, correct ? This is the first I've heard of it.
:A number of folks I've talked to have wondered what been happening to this
:project which is why I'm asking.
    No, the purpose is to be able to run a DragonFly kernel as a userland
    process, so I can mock-up clusters to test the SYSLINK protocol.  The
    SYSLINK protocol is the layer that will interface between machines in
    a cluster and that same layer will also be used to interact with 
    remote filesystems (VFSs) and devices, and other things.

    You can't email me directly from a PacBell DSL line.  Your reverse
    DNS is returning 'adsl-blah-blah-blah-blah.dsl.blah.pacbell.net'.
    If it is a static IP I can add an exception, though.  I need to
    redo my spam filter at some point.  I'll probably have to go to
    a full verification scheme.

					Matthew Dillon 

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