Hair-Brained Idea: Squeak Kernel Module?
Aaron J Reichow
reic0024 at d.umn.edu
Tue Apr 23 05:08:20 UTC 2002
This may sound insane, but then again, it might be useful!
How feasable would a Squeak VM kernel module be? If other
userland-processes-turned-kernel-module stories are to be heard, it may be
a place for embedded Squeak to grab some more performance. Specifically,
I'm thinking of having the VM run as a kernel module on my iPAQ, using the
framebuffer as the display medium. I know that Lee and others will start
yelling "SqueakNOS!" but there's something to be said about work that's
already been done. Especially work in C and Assembler. Which means I can
work on Smalltalk instead.
Insane, or possibly practical?
Aaron Reichow :: UMD ACM Pres :: http://www.d.umn.edu/~reic0024/
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without individual responsibility." :: ambrose bierce
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