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Information and Control in Gray-Box Systems
 

Summary: Information and Control
in Gray-Box Systems
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau
Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Department of Computer Science
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Motivation
z Problem: Many OS ideas not promptly deployed
z Reason: Modifying OS is difficult or impossible
y Open-source code
x Large, complex body of code
x Convince others to trust your modifications
y Closed-source code
x Convince others to implement functionality
x Motivating applications do not exist
z How to disseminate OS research without any
changes to OS?
Thesis
z Large class of "OS-like" services can be
provided without modification

  

Source: Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences