Re: [dev] sbase

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 13:12:39 +0200

On 24 May 2011 12:54, Connor Lane Smith <> wrote:
> On 24 May 2011 11:45, Pierre Chapuis <> wrote:
>> If you push that to the extreme you want to understand how the kernel
>> works too. So you should make sure those tools work on Minix3 so that
>> you can achieve "big picture" understanding.
> Fair point, though since we're pushing for a POSIX subset they ought
> to work on Minix fine. I'll check at some point.
>> I don't understand why so few people on this list are interested in
>> Minix3. ~5k LOC for a POSIX-compatible kernel that can run most of
>> the software you need on a Unix box sounds nice to me.
> I'm secretly very fond of Minix. I remember getting a negative
> reaction to it from the Plan 9 folks so I've not bothered to bring it
> up since. But a tiny POSIX microkernel? Win. I've read a bunch of
> Tanenbaum's books, too...
> Only problem is hardware support. Ain't that always the way?

If you want to go that route, I suggest to build the hardware yourself
as well, here is a brilliant guy who did it a couple of years ago:

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