Beyond micro-kernel design: Decoupling modularity and protection in Lipto

Peter Druschel, Larry L. Peterson, Norman C. Hutchinson

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Abstract

It is argued that a modular operating system architecture should provide support for modularity independent of protection domains. Given such support, modules and interfaces can be designed according to sound software engineering principles, without concern for cross-domain invocation costs. The partitioning of modules into domains and across machines becomes a matter of configuration, rather than design. Current micro-kernel-based architectures do not sufficiently address this issue since their communication mechanisms are designed for the nonlocal, i.e., cross-domain, case. An architecture that provides location-transparent binding and access of modules optimized for the local case, thereby decoupling the orthogonal concepts of modularity and protection, is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages512-520
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0818628650
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jun 9 1992Jun 12 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Volume1992-June

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period6/9/926/12/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Druschel, P., Peterson, L. L., & Hutchinson, N. C. (1992). Beyond micro-kernel design: Decoupling modularity and protection in Lipto. In Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992 (pp. 512-520). [235002] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems; Vol. 1992-June). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.1992.235002