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hi guys :)
i have a question:
during writing an o.s which programming models is used(structured,oop,...)?
for example in linux and unix which programming model is used?
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There is no a single model of the level you mean even in a single OS.
The programming models used in new systems are too different to make any sensible answer.
I think if you aim to write you own you need to make your own decision — the less you look behind at existing OS, the more valuable might be yours (in case of success, of course).

Linux is not object-oriented, probably as every Unix (but I cannot guarantee that), but some others are deeply object-oriented (notable example is Singularity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singularity_(operating_system)[^]).

Most common classification of OS is based on the modularity concept, especially relative sizes of the kernel and how independent they are (Microkernel, Hybrid kernel, Monolithic kernel, etc., see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_kernel[^]).

—SA
 
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Espen Harlinn 30-Jan-11 13:53pm    
5+ Nice answer that indirectly points to fiasco - as I've explained below :)
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 30-Jan-11 13:58pm    
Espen,
Thank you very much.
Somehow even I failed :-) to understand which fiasco did you mean; so other readers may fail to. Would you elaborate on that?
--SA
Espen Harlinn 30-Jan-11 14:03pm    
Maybe I should have answered first, and then commented on your answer :)
Reza Oruji 30-Jan-11 15:29pm    
Thank you
Think of this as an elaboration on SAKryukov's answer - and a way to enjoy the benefits of a monolithic kernel on top of a micro-kernel. The best of both worlds :)

I'd take a look at Fiasco µ-kernel[^]. It's a C++ implementation of the L4 kernel interface that is fully preemptible. It will let you support "hard real-time" requirements.

L4Linux[^] runs on top of Fiasco, turning this into an extremly interesting architecture.

Regards
Espen Harlinn
 
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 30-Jan-11 15:00pm    
Most interesting illustration of the diversity in approaches -- my 5.
--SA
Espen Harlinn 30-Jan-11 15:15pm    
Fiasco is on my very short list of solutions looking for a problem, meaning I would love to play around with it if there was any money in doing so.
Reza Oruji 30-Jan-11 15:29pm    
Thanks

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