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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Xv6 versus Minix
by sydbarrett74 on Thu 10th Nov 2011 22:33 UTC
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I know that Minix is a more complex and feature-rich OS (not in the least because it's capable of production use), but other than this, can someone tell me what differences it has architecturally compared to Xv6?

Also, I'm wondering why they didn't just use an older, smaller version of Minix since Tanenbaum *did* write it originally as a teaching OS.

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