[TUHS] Unix Sixth Edition Boot Loader Analyses
will.senn at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 09:24:58 AEST 2015
I just finished some compact analyses on the boot loaders that are
presented in "Setting up Unix - Sixth Edition" by Thompson and Ritchie.
They are in followup to the more detailed analysis of the Tape Bootstrap
Loader that I mentioned previously and the entry is posted here:
What was most interesting about the analyses and programs was how
related they were. At the end of the day, once I understood how the
first one worked, the other two were pretty simple and required only
minor tweaks in the coding to achieve their results.
I am moving on now that I have a pretty good idea of how these bits of
code work and will be starting to program in Macro-11 for a few weeks to
get a handle on things before I return to the deep dive into the source
code of v6 that I temporarily put on hold so I could actually make sense
of the Assembly bits.
I really appreciate everyone's help, tips, suggestions and even critiques.
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