Hybrid kernel, not NT

By: Richard Urich (richardurich.delete@this.gmail.com), May 9, 2006 6:03 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
rwessel (robertwessel@yahoo.com) on 5/9/06 wrote:
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>As far as I'm concerned the defining characteristic of a microkernel is a severe
>level of isolation between the many components (basic system services, device drivers,
>etc.) that live in the traditional kernel address space. Message passing happens
>to be a convenient way to implement that.

According to this definition, a hybrid would be any level of isolation short of severe and greater than none. I believe NT fits this.

I think the Wikipedia article was attempting to convey the concept of a hybrid kernel to an unaware audience, and since NT is the most likely to be understood they made the best example they could using NT.

Remember the article adresses hybrid kernels, not NT. Does the article convey the correct concept of a hybrid kernel? I feel it could certainly do better, but without the NT description it would convey much less.
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