Magpie is an interface compiler for the L4 kernel. It makes communication via L4 IPC simpler and more reliable by providing stub code that allows two threads to communicate via a well-defined interface specified in a subset of OMG (CORBA) IDL. Magpie is an experimental system written with the aim of finding a fast, efficient, malleable interface compiler. Its main advantage in support of this goal is currently in its support for template-driven code generation. This is not a new technique, but is rather uncommon in interface compilers. Other reasons to use Magpie include its optimised ARM support and its continued, active development. Magpie has been in production use since late 2004.
- magpie--devel--11--version-0.tar.gz (653 kb)
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