QNX thoughts (off-topic)

Torbjorn Tornkvist <>
Fri Sep 1 09:35:50 CEST 2000


> I wonder if anyone knows if the threads and the IPC in QNX (especially the upcoming Neutrino) are lightweight enough to match the Erlang counterparts. If they do, then a very interesting vision begins to appear: an Erlang process becoming a QNX thread, with the messaging being passed natively... the Erlang runtime becomes just another OS extension, and the (Erlang-type) processes in the system need not be in Erlang anymore, but in any language... the beauty of the Erlang system, it's features encompassing the whole OS...

I think Geoff Wong <> have been working
on an Erlang implementation like this. Initially it is
running on Linux, but I belive the intention is (has been ?)
to port it to QNX.

(Sorry Geoff if I'm wrong here... ;-)

Cheers /Tobbe



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