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Objects to the Rescue! or httpd: The Next Generation Operating System
Proceedings of the Sixth ACM SIGOPS European Workshop
  • Andrew P. Black, Cambridge Research Laboratory
  • Jonathan Walpole, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
9-1-1994
Subjects
  • Object-oriented methods (Computer science),
  • Operating systems (Computers) -- Optimization
Abstract
This position paper suggests that object-oriented operating systems may provide the means to meet the ever-growing demands of applications. As an example of a successful OOOS, we cite the http daemon. To support the contention that httpd is in fact an operating system, we observe that it implements uniform naming, persistent objects and an invocation meta-protocol, specifies and implements some useful objects, and provides a framework for extensibility.We also believe that the modularity that is characteristic of OO systems should provide a performance benefit rather than a penalty. Our ongoing work in the Synthetix project at OGI is exploring the possibilities for advanced optimizations in such systems.
Description

Author's version of a position paper that was presented to the Sixth ACM SIGOPS European Workshop, Wadern, Germany, September 1994. The definitive version can be found at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=504418. DOI: 10.1145/202453.202478 . Also appears in Operating Systems Review, vol. 29, no. 1, pages 91-95, January 1995. DOI: 10.1145/504390.504418

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10565
Citation Information
Andrew P. Black and Jonathan Walpole. "Objects to the Rescue! or httpd: The Next Generation Operating System" Proceedings of the Sixth ACM SIGOPS European Workshop (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_black/21/