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authorSamuel Thibault <>2015-03-03 19:30:45 +0100
committerSamuel Thibault <>2015-03-03 19:30:45 +0100
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Document a bit about hurd/mach/mig so people have an idea where to look at
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# Specific Components
-Documentation for...
+The GNU/Hurd system is composed of the Hurd servers running on top of the
+GNU Mach microkernel. Mach only handles scheduling tasks and threads, memory
+management, and message passing. Mig is used to abstract RPCs on top of Mach's
+message passing. Eventually, the Hurd servers and Unix processes discuss with
+each other using these RPCs.
+Depending on your background, you may want to start reading the documentation
+from userlandish interfaces (Hurd) or from the micro kernel itself (Mach).
* [[GNU_Hurd|hurd/documentation]]