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Dynamic loadable object support for real-time mach kernels

  • Satoshi Moriai
  • Hideyuki Tokuda
Session C-2: Distributed System Platform
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1274)

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a dynamic extensible kernel architecture suitable for Real-Time Mach kernels. We design a new kernel architecture, the micro-kernel tray architecture. Our goal is to provide a new kernel foundation that enables an application to extend kernels dynamically and also enables an operating system builder to create a micro-kernel construction kit similar to a compiler construction kit. A micro-kernel tray provides a software backplane bus for micro-kernel based systems. A kernel construction kit would save even more time and would also enable the developer to focus her/his effort on the interesting aspects of operating systems. We report the preliminary step of our research, propose dynamic loadable object support for Real-Time Mach kernels, and discuss the issue of dynamic reconfigurable kernels.

Keywords

System Call Kernel Module Device Driver Service Routine Object List 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Moriai
    • 1
  • Hideyuki Tokuda
    • 2
  1. 1.NTT LaboratoriesKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Keio UniversityKanagawaJapan

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