How can Minix 3 be so small

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Tue Jun 26 17:39:51 CEST 2007


> Could anybody explain why Fiasco is so big in comparison with
> Minix 3? From the difference in size I would expect that there is
> an essential difference in the feature set between Minix 3 and
> Fiasco. Or are the Minix lines just four times longer on average? 

I recollect from a talk that Jorrit Herder gave about that Minix3 does
not support paged memory: it uses segments for enforcing protection,
which explains a large part of the difference you observe.


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