Mythical small kernel images?

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at
Tue Feb 11 20:37:38 UTC 2003


I did not see this mini image where can I find it?


On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 09:45 PM, 
diegogomezdeck at wrote:

> Hi Luciano,
> You get confused by the paper "engendrando un smalltalk" (generating a
> smalltalk) and the jod done to create a minimal image.
> The images that Alejandro has sent to this list are images created 
> the process of growing them using the parent-child process.  This 
> process
> allows you to create the image you want, with or without the mechanism
> described in the paper.
> Cheers,
> Diego Gomez Deck
>> Alejandro, this is very interesting.
>> I remember you told me about this long time ago, and I
>> still have the same doubts: How stable are the images
>> produced with this process? The final image includes
>> only methods that have been activated in the nurturing
>> process, right? What about the methods that have not
>> been activated, but that are needed later? How long do
>> you have to nurture an image before it stabilizes?
>> Does it stabilize at all?
>> I guess at some point you would be able to generate a
>> new image for the child, start a new vm and continue
>> the nurturing process through the network. Are you
>> doing that?
>> Please try to realise this project under the Squeak-L.
>> A lot of us are eager to play with it.
>> Luciano.-
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