please post your opinions on this
Here's what I read which I personally dont agree with (possibly due to lack of experience but I still am not over-all fond of this:
"Operating system kernels have been traditionally written in C for flexibility and efficiency. They, however, often suffer from bugs and security vulnerabilities because C is inherently error-prone and unsafe. While there have been attempts to experimentally construct a complete operating system in a type safe language such as Java for higher safety and reliability, such type safe operating systems are not mainstream as yet. In this paper, we present an experimental implementation of the Java Virtual Machine that runs inside the kernel of the Solaris operating system. Our approach is to extend the existing operating system, rather than creating a new operating system from scratch, in order to reap the benefits of a type safe language in the kernel without expensive development and transition cost for a new operating system architecture. We implemented our system by porting an existing small, portable JVM, Squawk, into the Solaris kernel. Our first application of this system is to allow device drivers to be written in Java. A simple device driver was ported from C to Java. Characteristics of the Java device driver and our device driver interface are described."
High Level language drivers
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found resources for writting drivers in java.
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