BarrelFish Free O/S From Microsoft: Use Declarative Language for Device Configuration, not C


In the paper titled:

The "City of Gonads" jellyfish.


The authors investigate the possibility of separating hardware configuration logic from the mechanism of programming device registers.  Since BarrelFish is a messaging passing system, it allows the researchers to investigate the various configurations.

My reading of this paper seems to indicate that “Real-Time” operating systems could definitely benefit from the reliability of the message passing system versus cache memory.  (Note: Real-Time is not equal to Real-Fast.)

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