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architecture based on combining aspects of
architectures used in
s. The traditional kernel categories are
s seen as more extreme versions of microkernels). The category is controversial due to the similarity to monolithic kernel; the term has been dismissed by
as simple marketing.
The idea behind this category is to have a kernel structure similar to a microkernel, but implemented in terms of a monolithic kernel. In contrast to a microkernel, all (or nearly all) operating system services are in
. While there is no performance overhead for message passing and context switching between kernel and user mode, as in
s, there are no reliability benefits of having services in
, as in
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