By: anon2 (anon.delete@this.anon.com), March 15, 2021 9:18 pm
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-.- (blarg.delete@this.mailinator.com) on March 15, 2021 8:15 pm wrote:
> anon2 (anon.delete@this.anon.com) on March 15, 2021 1:58 am wrote:
> > would anybody think a "microuserspace" is
> > a good idea? glibc broken up into dozens of services running as threads, every application in the system
> > making IPC requests to the memory allocator server for malloc and free, to the string server for memcpy
> > or strlen, to the file server for fopen/fclose, etc.?
> Plenty of webdevs would think that's an excellent idea.

Wow that's a garbage video. "microservices" are not really what I described though.

As an architecture to scale across distributed systems of course you need some communication model, or even many convenient programming models in a single system, for that matter. Those have been a thing for over half a century before webdevs "discovered" microservices, which are a nebulous definition but just sit in parts of the existing spectrum and aren't new or revolutionary or necessarily even good, as far as I understand (not a webdev, myself).

But I'm not describing a bunch of processes in a set of applications that communicate together using some defined mechanisms to build a running system. That's not a problem and not "micro".

I'm talking about system functionality being served to all local applications via service threads. You want to call malloc(), you make a request to the memory allocator service.
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