Design of the x-kernel

Norman C. Hutchinson, Larry Lee Peterson

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Abstract

The x-kernel is a configurable operating system kernel designed to support experimentation in interprocess communication and distributed programming. The x-kernel's underlying architecture provides a rich set of abstractions that are used to construct and compose communication protocols. The architecture is interesting because the abstractions are both general enough to accommodate a wide range of protocols and efficient enough to provide a useful testbed in which protocol performance can be accurately measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymposium Proceedings on Communications Architectures and Protocols, SIGCOMM 1988
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages65-75
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0897912799, 9780897912792
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1988
Event1988 Symposium on Communications Architectures and Protocols, SIGCOMM 1988 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Aug 16 1988Aug 18 1988

Other

Other1988 Symposium on Communications Architectures and Protocols, SIGCOMM 1988
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period8/16/888/18/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Hutchinson, N. C., & Peterson, L. L. (1988). Design of the x-kernel. In Symposium Proceedings on Communications Architectures and Protocols, SIGCOMM 1988 (pp. 65-75). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/52324.52332