[svlug] Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux
sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Feb 2 01:24:17 PST 2006
This came across on one of the LUG lists from Hyderabad, India. I was
wondering if someone could comment on it. My own understanding of this
matter is extremely limited, but I'd like to know what the implications
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
>Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux(MOOL) project aims at redesigning
>the existing linux kernel with minimal set of core OO components.
>Excessive common coupling prevails in existing kernel. Studies have
>shown that common coupling is increasing in successive versions of
>linux. This will make maintainabiltiy of Linux difficult in coming
>years. As a starting step we have tried to reduce the number of global
>variables of the kernel.
>As part of the Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux (MOOL) project under
>the the modified kernel for reducing the common coupling in the kernel
>is available for download at http://dos.iitm.ac.in. This modified
>kernel (after removing some global variables) has low coupling
>compared to the original kernel. The performance of the modified
>kernel is measured using standard performance tools (lmbench, nbench,
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