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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Terminology etc
Date Fri, 27 May 2005 22:21:33 GMT

On May 27, 2005, at 6:12 PM, Matthew French wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 15:43 -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>
>> This isn't an immediate goal, but certainly would be something to
>> keep in mind when architecting ?  I mean, you can certainly see VMs
>> being incorporated into the OS?
>>
>
> Hmmm. Interesting...
>
> You are talking about a VM becoming part of the kernel? java.ko? So  
> you
> can now distribute your hardware drivers as Java classes?

I was thinking being able to run java programs as first class  
citizens in the OS.  Never thought about Java for device drivers...

>
> But why stop there. How about making the whole operating system a VM?
> Sure you need some extensions to handle interrupts, DMA, hardware
> registers and the like. But
>
> Java programs will also start so much quicker.
>
> Making this a real time system could be interesting. :)
>
> Although obviously not a goal for Harmony, I wouldn't be surprised if
> someone is already researching the concept.

They are certainly out there... one has been mentioned here... I  
forget what it is called...

geir

>
> - Matthew
>
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
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