Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Nov 2011 21:26 UTC, submitted by edwin
General Unix Way back in 2002, MIT decided it needed to start teaching a course in operating system engineering. As part of this course, students would write an exokernel on x86, using Sixth Edition Unix (V6) and John Lions' commentary as course material. This, however, posed problems.
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binary for windows....
by neozeed on Wed 9th Nov 2011 23:34 UTC
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2006-03-03

I slapped together an elf cross compiler, and set it up so that you can cross compile the kernel from windows with a simple 'build' command...

http://vpsland.superglobalmegacorp.com/install/xv6.7z

I've seen patches that include VM & a basic TCP/IP stack.. I guess all that is missing is a functional libc, and shared memory, shared libraries....

It is amazing how quickly it compiles! ... with MinGW or Cygwin dd will work correctly and you can build the whole thing much easier.

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