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authorGNU Hurd wiki engine <web-hurd@gnu.org>2007-08-19 14:09:38 +0000
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+[[Liedtke]] explains in [On Microkernel Construction](http://l4ka.org/publications/paper.php?docid=642)
+that a microkernel attempts to minimize the mandatory part of the operating
+system by providing the minimal number of [[mechanism]]s that
+maximize the flexibility of implementation (by imposing minimal
+[[policy]]) while allowing the efficient implementation of the
+remainder of the system.
+
+The idea of a microkernel as explained above was first explored
+by Per Brinch-Hansen in 1970 in
+[The Nucleus of a Multiprogramming System](http://brinch-hansen.net/papers/1970a.pdf).
+
+Other notable microkernels include Hydra, KeyKOS, Eros. \ No newline at end of file