Minix 3: An OS that doesn't suck -- too much.

Josh Gargus schwa at
Sat May 20 08:12:29 UTC 2006

On May 20, 2006, at 3:33 AM, Matej Kosik wrote:
> Maybe advantage of Minix3 over every other operating system I know  
> is, that all (but one) device drivers are in user space. This has  
> many direct implications (they can be conveniently devoloped, when  
> some experimental driver crashes, it does not cause the whole  
> system to crash, faulty experimental drivers can be automatically  
> restarted, etc.)

I seem to recall you posting to e-lang... you might be interested in  
EROS ( version 2 was slated to  
have drivers in user space.  EROS's successor Coyotos  
( also looks interesting; I wish I had time to give  
it more than a glance.


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