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.What is diference between monolithic kernel and micro kernel ?

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.What is diference between monolithic kernel and micro kernel ?
posted Dec 10, 2013 by Mona Sharma

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Monolithic kernal: Entire OS works in kernal space.

Micro kernal Some portions of OS implemented in user space and some at kernal space.

answer Dec 10, 2013 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
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answer Dec 10, 2013 by anonymous
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Monolithic kernel: A monolithic kernel has all OS services (including device drivers, network stacks,
file systems, etc.) running within the privileged mode of the processor.

A monolithic kernel is easier to make more efficient (because OS services can run completely without
switches from privileged to non-privileged mode) UNIX, Linux and Microsoft NT Micro kernel:

A micro-kernel, on the other hand, uses the privileged mode only for really core services, and has most of the device drivers and OS services running as “normal” tasks. Micro-kernel is more difficult to crash (an error in a device driver that doesn’t run in privileged mode is less likely to cause a system halt than an error occurring in privileged mode). QNX, FIASCO, VxWorks, and GNU/Hurd

answer Feb 5, 2014 by Vikas Upadhyay
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