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Re: K42 OS

From: David Leimbach <leimy2k@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:08:20 -0600

As an employee of another company represented at SuperComputing 2003 I say
"hello" :)

As a person who has been "distantly interested" in K42 for the last year or so I ask
if its still 64bit only :). If so I wonder if you have it working on the G5 yet as that is my only
64bit platform.

On Nov 20, 2003, at 7:36 AM, Michal Ostrowski wrote:


I'm a developer with the K42 project at IBM Research.  K42 is an
experimental OS that attempts to explore radical changes in core OS
structure; very much like the changes described on the dragonflybsd.org
web site.

From what we've seen, many of the ideas proposed for dragonflybsd are quite
similar to what we have implemented in K42, and naturally this makes us
quite excited about the directions the dragonflybsd effort intends to
take. We'd be very interested in having ongoing interactions with
this community to share ideas, experiences, horror stories and code.

Consequently, I would like to invite members of this community to check
out the K42 web-site http://www.research.ibm.com/K42 where we have
numerous papers that describe our work. Some of the papers that I think
are most relevant:

An overview paper:

A paper describing how K42 provides traditional UNIX API's:

A paper describing K42's threading and scheduling infrastructure:

Please bear in mind that K42 development is ongoing and consequently
static papers may be out of date. Nonetheless, these papers should be an
adequate starting point to understanding K42 and hopefully a discussion of
common interests and approaches. I will be happy to answer
any questions you may have.


Michal Ostrowski

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