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Experience with K42, an open-source, Linux-compatible, scalable operating-system kernel

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Appavoo, J. ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Rd, Route 134, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA ; Auslander, M. ; Butrico, M. ; Da Silva, D.M.
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K42 is an open-source, Linux-compatible, scalable operating-system kernel that can be used for rapid prototyping of operating-system policies and mechanisms. This paper reviews the structure and design philosophy of K42 and discusses our experiences in developing and using K42 in the open-source environment.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 2 )