ChorusOS 4.0 Introduction

Naming Actors

Every actor, whether it is a boot actor or a dynamically loaded actor, is uniquely identified by an actor capability. When several ChorusOS operating systems are cooperating together over a network in a distributed system, these capabilities are always unique through space and time. An actor may identify itself with a predefined capability:


In addition, an actor created from the POSIX personality is identified by a local actor identifier. This actor identifier is displayed on the console as the result of the arun command. It may be used from the console as a parameter of the akill command.

% rsh target arun hello
Started aid = 13


In this example, target is the name of your target.