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The human brain contains approximately 10 11 nerve cells, or neurons.
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A virtualization layer underneath an operating system, which is more correctly referred to as a hypervisor.
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m, including the picokernel coinage, suggest that the point was largely missed. Both nanokernel and picokernel have subsequently come to have the same meaning expressed by the term microkernel. <span>A virtualization layer underneath an operating system, which is more correctly referred to as a hypervisor. A hardware abstraction layer that forms the lowest-level part of a kernel, sometimes used to provide real-time functionality to normal operating systems, like Adeos. There is also at le




A monolithic kernel is an operating system architecture where the entire operating system is working in kernel space.
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ernel - Wikipedia Monolithic kernel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Structure of monolithic kernel, microkernel and hybrid kernel-based operating systems <span>A monolithic kernel is an operating system architecture where the entire operating system is working in kernel space. The monolithic model differs from other operating system architectures (such as the microkernel architecture)[1][2] in that it alone defines a high-level virtual interface over computer




The monolithic model differs from other operating system architectures (such as the microkernel architecture)[1][2] in that it alone defines a high-level virtual interface over computer hardware.
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of monolithic kernel, microkernel and hybrid kernel-based operating systems A monolithic kernel is an operating system architecture where the entire operating system is working in kernel space. <span>The monolithic model differs from other operating system architectures (such as the microkernel architecture)[1][2] in that it alone defines a high-level virtual interface over computer hardware. A set of primitives or system calls implement all operating system services such as process management, concurrency, and memory management. Device drivers can be added to the kernel as




A set of primitives or system calls implement all operating system services such as process management, concurrency, and memory management. Device drivers can be added to the kernel as modules.
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e monolithic model differs from other operating system architectures (such as the microkernel architecture)[1][2] in that it alone defines a high-level virtual interface over computer hardware. <span>A set of primitives or system calls implement all operating system services such as process management, concurrency, and memory management. Device drivers can be added to the kernel as modules. Contents 1 Loadable modules 2 Monolithic architecture examples 3 See also 4 References Loadable modules[edit] Modular operating systems such as OS-9 and most modern monolithic operating




Modular operating systems such as OS-9 and most modern monolithic operating systems such as OpenVMS, Linux, BSD, SunOS, AIX, and MULTICS can dynamically load (and unload) executable modules at runtime.
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rency, and memory management. Device drivers can be added to the kernel as modules. Contents 1 Loadable modules 2 Monolithic architecture examples 3 See also 4 References Loadable modules[edit] <span>Modular operating systems such as OS-9 and most modern monolithic operating systems such as OpenVMS, Linux, BSD, SunOS, AIX, and MULTICS can dynamically load (and unload) executable modules at runtime. This modularity of the operating system is at the binary (image) level and not at the architecture level. Modular monolithic operating systems are not to be confused with the architectu




Practically speaking, dynamically loading modules is simply a more flexible way of handling the operating system image at runtime—as opposed to rebooting with a different operating system image. The modules allow easy extension of the operating systems' capabilities as required.[3] Dynamically loadable modules incur a small overhead when compared to building the module into the operating system image.
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modularity inherent in server-client operating systems (and its derivatives sometimes marketed as hybrid kernel) which use microkernels and servers (not to be mistaken for modules or daemons). <span>Practically speaking, dynamically loading modules is simply a more flexible way of handling the operating system image at runtime—as opposed to rebooting with a different operating system image. The modules allow easy extension of the operating systems' capabilities as required.[3] Dynamically loadable modules incur a small overhead when compared to building the module into the operating system image. However, in some cases, loading modules dynamically (as-needed) helps to keep the amount of code running in kernel space to a minimum; for example, to minimize operating system footprin




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t Available in English Kernel type Monolithic License GNU GPLv2 (only) with some code under compatible GPL variants or under permissive licenses like BSD, MIT[4] Official website www.kernel.org <span>The Linux kernel is a free and open-source,[5][6] monolithic, modular,[7] multitasking, Unix-like operating system kernel.[8] It was conceived and created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds[9] for his i386-based PC, and it was soon adopted as the kernel for the GNU operating system,[10] which was created as a free repl




-source , [5] [6] monolithic , modular , [7] multitasking , Unix-like operating system kernel . [8] It was conceived and created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds[9] for his i386-based PC, and it was soon adopted as the kernel for the GNU operating system,[10] which was created as a free replacement for UNIX.[11] Since then, it has spawned a plethora of operating system distributions, commonly also called Linux.
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Monolithic License GNU GPLv2 (only) with some code under compatible GPL variants or under permissive licenses like BSD, MIT[4] Official website www.kernel.org The Linux kernel is a free and open<span>-source,[5][6] monolithic, modular,[7] multitasking, Unix-like operating system kernel.[8] It was conceived and created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds[9] for his i386-based PC, and it was soon adopted as the kernel for the GNU operating system,[10] which was created as a free replacement for UNIX.[11] Since then, it has spawned a plethora of operating system distributions, commonly also called Linux. Linux is deployed on a wide variety of computing systems, such as embedded devices, mobile devices (including its use in the Android operating system), personal computers, servers, main




Linux is deployed on a wide variety of computing systems, such as embedded devices, mobile devices (including its use in the Android operating system), personal computers, servers, mainframes, and supercomputers.[12]
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rnel for the GNU operating system,[10] which was created as a free replacement for UNIX.[11] Since then, it has spawned a plethora of operating system distributions, commonly also called Linux. <span>Linux is deployed on a wide variety of computing systems, such as embedded devices, mobile devices (including its use in the Android operating system), personal computers, servers, mainframes, and supercomputers.[12] It can be tailored for specific architectures and for several usage scenarios using a family of simple commands (that is, without the need of manually editing its source code before com




Most of the Linux kernel code is written using the GNU extensions of GCC[19][20] to the standard C programming language and with the use of architecture specific instructions (ISA). This produces a highly optimized executable (vmlinux) with respect to utilization of memory space and task execution times.[21]
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of simple commands (that is, without the need of manually editing its source code before compilation);[13][14][15] privileged users can also fine-tune kernel parameters at runtime.[16][17][18] <span>Most of the Linux kernel code is written using the GNU extensions of GCC[19][20] to the standard C programming language and with the use of architecture specific instructions (ISA). This produces a highly optimized executable (vmlinux) with respect to utilization of memory space and task execution times.[21] Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list (LKML). Changes are tracked using the version control system git, which was created by Torvalds as a bespo




Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list (LKML). Changes are tracked using the version control system git, which was created by Torvalds as a bespoke replacement for BitKeeper. Linux as a whole is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2),[22] but it also contains several files under other compatible licenses,[4] and an ad hoc exemption for the user space API header files (UAPI).
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age and with the use of architecture specific instructions (ISA). This produces a highly optimized executable (vmlinux) with respect to utilization of memory space and task execution times.[21] <span>Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list (LKML). Changes are tracked using the version control system git, which was created by Torvalds as a bespoke replacement for BitKeeper. Linux as a whole is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2),[22] but it also contains several files under other compatible licenses,[4] and an ad hoc exemption for the user space API header files (UAPI). Contents 1 History 2 Architecture and features 2.1 Interfaces 2.1.1 Kernel-to-userspace API 2.1.2 Kernel-to-userspace ABI 2.1.3 In-kernel API 2.1.4 In-kernel ABI 2.2 Processes and threa




Linux is a monolithic kernel with a modular design (e.g., it can insert and remove loadable kernel modules at runtime), supporting most features once only available in closed source kernels of non-free operating systems.
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nsible for the rising usage of the Linux kernel,[29] together with its wide use in a large variety of embedded devices. Architecture and features[edit] See also: vmlinux Map of the Linux kernel <span>Linux is a monolithic kernel with a modular design (e.g., it can insert and remove loadable kernel modules at runtime), supporting most features once only available in closed source kernels of non-free operating systems. The rest of the article makes use of the UNIX and Unix-like operating systems convention on the official manual pages. The numbers that follow the name of commands, interfaces, and othe




  • a virtual filesystem on top of several concrete filesystems (ext4, Btrfs, XFS, JFS, FAT32, and many more);
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    with O(log n) time complexity, where n is the number of runnable tasks;[79][80] advanced memory management with paged virtual memory; inter-process communications and synchronization mechanism; <span>a virtual filesystem on top of several concrete filesystems (ext4, Btrfs, XFS, JFS, FAT32, and many more); configurable I/O schedulers, ioctl(2)[81] syscall that manipulates the underlying device parameters of special files (it is a non standard system call, since arguments, returns, and sem




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    Kernel (operating system) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search "Kernel (computing)" redirects here. For other uses, see Kernel (disambiguation). "Kernel (computer science)" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Compute kernel, Kernel method, or Kernel (image processing). A kernel connects the application software to the hardware of a computer The kernel is a computer program at the core of a computer's operating system and has complete control over everything in the system.[1] It is the "portion of the operating system code that is always resident in memory",[2] and facilitates interactions between hardware and software components. On most systems, the kernel is one of the first programs loaded on startup (after the bootloader). It handles the rest of startup as well as memory, peripherals, and input/output (I/O) requests from software, transla



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    The kernel is a computer program at the core of a computer's operating system and has complete control over everything in the system.[1]

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    ter science)" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Compute kernel, Kernel method, or Kernel (image processing). A kernel connects the application software to the hardware of a computer <span>The kernel is a computer program at the core of a computer's operating system and has complete control over everything in the system.[1] It is the "portion of the operating system code that is always resident in memory",[2] and facilitates interactions between hardware and software components. On most systems, the kernel




    #c #kernel
    It is the "portion of the operating system code that is always resident in memory",[2] and facilitates interactions between hardware and software components. On most systems, the kernel is one of the first programs loaded on startup (after the bootloader). It handles the rest of startup as well as memory, peripherals, and input/output (I/O) requests from software, translating them into data-processing instructions for the central processing unit.
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    s the application software to the hardware of a computer The kernel is a computer program at the core of a computer's operating system and has complete control over everything in the system.[1] <span>It is the "portion of the operating system code that is always resident in memory",[2] and facilitates interactions between hardware and software components. On most systems, the kernel is one of the first programs loaded on startup (after the bootloader). It handles the rest of startup as well as memory, peripherals, and input/output (I/O) requests from software, translating them into data-processing instructions for the central processing unit. The critical code of the kernel is usually loaded into a separate area of memory, which is protected from access by application software or other, less critical parts of the operating s




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    The critical code of the kernel is usually loaded into a separate area of memory, which is protected from access by application software or other, less critical parts of the operating system. The kernel performs its tasks, such as running processes, managing hardware devices such as the hard disk, and handling interrupts, in this protected kernel space. In contrast, application programs like browsers, word processors, or audio or video players use a separate area of memory, user space. This separation prevents user data and kernel data from interfering with each other and causing instability and slowness,[1] as well as preventing malfunctioning applications from affecting other applications or crashing the entire operating system.

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    It handles the rest of startup as well as memory, peripherals, and input/output (I/O) requests from software, translating them into data-processing instructions for the central processing unit. <span>The critical code of the kernel is usually loaded into a separate area of memory, which is protected from access by application software or other, less critical parts of the operating system. The kernel performs its tasks, such as running processes, managing hardware devices such as the hard disk, and handling interrupts, in this protected kernel space. In contrast, application programs like browsers, word processors, or audio or video players use a separate area of memory, user space. This separation prevents user data and kernel data from interfering with each other and causing instability and slowness,[1] as well as preventing malfunctioning applications from affecting other applications or crashing the entire operating system. The kernel's interface is a low-level abstraction layer. When a process requests a service from the kernel, it must invoke a system call, usually through a wrapper function. There are d




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    The kernel's interface is a low-level abstraction layer. When a process requests a service from the kernel, it must invoke a system call, usually through a wrapper function.
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    interfering with each other and causing instability and slowness,[1] as well as preventing malfunctioning applications from affecting other applications or crashing the entire operating system. <span>The kernel's interface is a low-level abstraction layer. When a process requests a service from the kernel, it must invoke a system call, usually through a wrapper function. There are different kernel architecture designs. Monolithic kernels run entirely in a single address space with the CPU executing in supervisor mode, mainly for speed. Microkernels run




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    There are different kernel architecture designs. Monolithic kernels run entirely in a single address space with the CPU executing in supervisor mode, mainly for speed.

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    e operating system. The kernel's interface is a low-level abstraction layer. When a process requests a service from the kernel, it must invoke a system call, usually through a wrapper function. <span>There are different kernel architecture designs. Monolithic kernels run entirely in a single address space with the CPU executing in supervisor mode, mainly for speed. Microkernels run most but not all of their services in user space,[3] like user processes do, mainly for resilience and modularity.[4] MINIX 3 is a notable example of microkernel design




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    MINIX 3 is a notable example of microkernel design. Instead, the Linux kernel is monolithic, although it is also modular, for it can insert and remove loadable kernel modules at runtime.
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    th the CPU executing in supervisor mode, mainly for speed. Microkernels run most but not all of their services in user space,[3] like user processes do, mainly for resilience and modularity.[4] <span>MINIX 3 is a notable example of microkernel design. Instead, the Linux kernel is monolithic, although it is also modular, for it can insert and remove loadable kernel modules at runtime. This central component of a computer system is responsible for executing programs. The kernel takes responsibility for deciding at any time which of the many running programs should be




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    Random-access memory (RAM) is used to store both program instructions and data.[note 1]

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    3 Amiga 9.4 Unix 9.5 Mac OS 9.6 Microsoft Windows 9.7 IBM Supervisor 9.8 Development of microkernels 10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links Random-access memory <span>Random-access memory (RAM) is used to store both program instructions and data.[note 1] Typically, both need to be present in memory in order for a program to execute. Often multiple programs will want access to memory, frequently demanding more memory than the computer ha




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    Typically, both need to be present in memory in order for a program to execute. Often multiple programs will want access to memory, frequently demanding more memory than the computer has available.
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    microkernels 10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links Random-access memory Random-access memory (RAM) is used to store both program instructions and data.[note 1] <span>Typically, both need to be present in memory in order for a program to execute. Often multiple programs will want access to memory, frequently demanding more memory than the computer has available. The kernel is responsible for deciding which memory each process can use, and determining what to do when not enough memory is available. Input/output devices I/O devices include such p




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    Key aspects necessary in resource management are defining the execution domain (address space) and the protection mechanism used to mediate access to the resources within a domain.[5] Kernels also provide methods for synchronization and inter-process communication (IPC). These implementations may be within the kernel itself or the kernel can also rely on other processes it is running. Although the kernel must provide IPC in order to provide access to the facilities provided by each other, kernels must also provide running programs with a method to make requests to access these facilities. The kernel is also responsible for context switching between processes or threads.

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    ce and provides convenient methods for using the device (typically abstracted to the point where the application does not need to know implementation details of the device). Resource management <span>Key aspects necessary in resource management are defining the execution domain (address space) and the protection mechanism used to mediate access to the resources within a domain.[5] Kernels also provide methods for synchronization and inter-process communication (IPC). These implementations may be within the kernel itself or the kernel can also rely on other processes it is running. Although the kernel must provide IPC in order to provide access to the facilities provided by each other, kernels must also provide running programs with a method to make requests to access these facilities. The kernel is also responsible for context switching between processes or threads. Memory management Further information: Memory management (operating systems) The kernel has full access to the system's memory and must allow processes to safely access this memory as t




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    An efficient and simple way to provide hardware support of capabilities is to delegate to the memory management unit (MMU) the responsibility of checking access-rights for every memory access, a mechanism called capability-based addressing.[11] Most commercial computer architectures lack such MMU support for capabilities.

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    the kernel checks at the time the operation is requested. Such a system may be extended to cover all objects that the kernel manages, and indeed to objects provided by other user applications. <span>An efficient and simple way to provide hardware support of capabilities is to delegate to the memory management unit (MMU) the responsibility of checking access-rights for every memory access, a mechanism called capability-based addressing.[11] Most commercial computer architectures lack such MMU support for capabilities. An alternative approach is to simulate capabilities using commonly supported hierarchical domains. In this approach, each protected object must reside in an address space that the appli




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    The principle of separation of mechanism and policy is the substantial difference between the philosophy of micro and monolithic kernels.[25][26] Here a mechanism is the support that allows the implementation of many different policies, while a policy is a particular "mode of operation". Example:

    • Mechanism: User login attempts are routed to an authorization server
    • Policy: Authorization server requires a password which is verified against stored passwords in a database

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    -process communication (IPC). Kernel-wide design approaches Naturally, the above listed tasks and features can be provided in many ways that differ from each other in design and implementation. <span>The principle of separation of mechanism and policy is the substantial difference between the philosophy of micro and monolithic kernels.[25][26] Here a mechanism is the support that allows the implementation of many different policies, while a policy is a particular "mode of operation". Example: Mechanism: User login attempts are routed to an authorization server Policy: Authorization server requires a password which is verified against stored passwords in a database Because the mechanism and policy are separated, the policy can be easily changed to e.g. require the use of a security token. In minimal microkernel just some very basic policies are in




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    In minimal microkernel just some very basic policies are included,[26] and its mechanisms allows what is running on top of the kernel (the remaining part of the operating system and the other applications) to decide which policies to adopt (as memory management, high level process scheduling, file system management, etc.).[5][22] A monolithic kernel instead tends to include many policies, therefore restricting the rest of the system to rely on them.

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    a password which is verified against stored passwords in a database Because the mechanism and policy are separated, the policy can be easily changed to e.g. require the use of a security token. <span>In minimal microkernel just some very basic policies are included,[26] and its mechanisms allows what is running on top of the kernel (the remaining part of the operating system and the other applications) to decide which policies to adopt (as memory management, high level process scheduling, file system management, etc.).[5][22] A monolithic kernel instead tends to include many policies, therefore restricting the rest of the system to rely on them. Per Brinch Hansen presented arguments in favour of separation of mechanism and policy.[5][22] The failure to properly fulfill this separation is one of the major causes of the lack of s




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    The idea of a kernel where I/O devices are handled uniformly with other processes, as parallel co-operating processes, was first proposed and implemented by Brinch Hansen (although similar ideas were suggested in 1967[23][24]). In Hansen's description of this, the "common" processes are called internal processes, while the I/O devices are called external processes.[22]

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    approaches (either lower- or higher-level) are available as well, with many modern kernels providing support for systems such as shared memory and remote procedure calls. I/O device management <span>The idea of a kernel where I/O devices are handled uniformly with other processes, as parallel co-operating processes, was first proposed and implemented by Brinch Hansen (although similar ideas were suggested in 1967[23][24]). In Hansen's description of this, the "common" processes are called internal processes, while the I/O devices are called external processes.[22] Similar to physical memory, allowing applications direct access to controller ports and registers can cause the controller to malfunction, or system to crash. With this, depending on th




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    In a monolithic kernel, all OS services run along with the main kernel thread, thus also residing in the same memory area.

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    ls are available, but are seldom used for production systems. The Xen hypervisor, for example, is an exokernel. Monolithic kernels Main article: Monolithic kernel Diagram of a monolithic kernel <span>In a monolithic kernel, all OS services run along with the main kernel thread, thus also residing in the same memory area. This approach provides rich and powerful hardware access. Some developers, such as UNIX developer Ken Thompson, maintain that it is "easier to implement a monolithic kernel"[31] than mi




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    The main disadvantages of monolithic kernels are the dependencies between system components – a bug in a device driver might crash the entire system – and the fact that large kernels can become very difficult to maintain.
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    s approach provides rich and powerful hardware access. Some developers, such as UNIX developer Ken Thompson, maintain that it is "easier to implement a monolithic kernel"[31] than microkernels. <span>The main disadvantages of monolithic kernels are the dependencies between system components – a bug in a device driver might crash the entire system – and the fact that large kernels can become very difficult to maintain. Monolithic kernels, which have traditionally been used by Unix-like operating systems, contain all the operating system core functions and the device drivers. This is the traditional de




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    Monolithic kernels, which have traditionally been used by Unix-like operating systems, contain all the operating system core functions and the device drivers.
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    nolithic kernels are the dependencies between system components – a bug in a device driver might crash the entire system – and the fact that large kernels can become very difficult to maintain. <span>Monolithic kernels, which have traditionally been used by Unix-like operating systems, contain all the operating system core functions and the device drivers. This is the traditional design of UNIX systems. A monolithic kernel is one single program that contains all of the code necessary to perform every kernel-related task. Every part which




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    • Coding in kernel can be challenging, in part because one cannot use common libraries (like a full-featured libc), and because one needs to use a source-level debugger like gdb. Rebooting the computer is often required. This is not just a problem of convenience to the developers. When debugging is harder, and as difficulties become stronger, it becomes more likely that code will be "buggier".
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    implement operating system services such as process management, concurrency and memory management in several modules that run in supervisor mode. This design has several flaws and limitations: <span>Coding in kernel can be challenging, in part because one cannot use common libraries (like a full-featured libc), and because one needs to use a source-level debugger like gdb. Rebooting the computer is often required. This is not just a problem of convenience to the developers. When debugging is harder, and as difficulties become stronger, it becomes more likely that code will be "buggier". Bugs in one part of the kernel have strong side effects; since every function in the kernel has all the privileges, a bug in one function can corrupt data structure of another, totally