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From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml and linux kernel programming
> Hi, I am just learning the OCaml language and was hoping to receive some
> advice on the possibilities and trade offs of writing linux kernel
> modules using ocaml. 

As Vitaly said, your best bet is to run the Caml code in user space
via some sort of kernel/userland gateway.  Kernel-land is a somewhat
restricted programming environment.  E.g. you can't even write kernel
code in (full) C++ because the run-time environment for C++
allocations and exceptions is not available in the kernel.  So, your
chances of getting OCaml code to run in the kernel are very slim :-)

- Xavier Leroy
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