[TUHS] Help with a Unix-ish project?

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sat Jul 16 11:32:42 AEST 2016


On Fri, Jul 15, 2016, at 18:56, Warren Toomey wrote:
> Unfortunately, while the kernel is nice, they don't provide much of
> a run-time environment, so it feels too much of a toy to use. I had the
> idea of porting a small set of libraries and commands over to get it to
> the point where it feels a bit like 7th Edition.
> 
> I've made a start by using the Minix 2.0 libraries and commands, see
> https://github.com/DoctorWkt/xv6-minix2 and the NOTES file. I now realise
> that bringing up a libc plus associated commands will involve a fair bit
> of
> work.

https://github.com/DoctorWkt/xv6-minix2/commit/f6159743fd9d7dd13a1a4c2285a16629176931da

Wouldn't it be easier to simply change the xv6 stat structure itself,
and possibly the filesystem structure as well?


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