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KernelTrap: Syslets, Generic Asynchronous System Call Support

Feb 19, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Ingo Molnar posted a set of 11 patches introducing 'the first release of the 'Syslet' kernel feature and kernel subsystem, which provides generic asynchrous system call support.' Ingo explains:

"'Syslets are small, simple, lightweight programs (consisting of system-calls, 'atoms') that the kernel can execute autonomously (and, not the least, asynchronously), without having to exit back into user-space. Syslets can be freely constructed and submitted by any unprivileged user-space context - and they have access to all the resources (and only those resources) that the original context has access to...'"

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