Linked by nfeske on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 08:30 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The just released version 12.08 of the Genode OS Framework comes with the ability to run Genode-based systems on ARM hardware without an underlying kernel, vastly improves the support for the NOVA hypervisor, and adds device drivers for the OMAP4 SoC. Further functional additions are a FFAT-based file system service, the port of the lighttpd web server, and support for on-target debugging via GDB.
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RE[2]: Good Progress
by jayrulez on Fri 24th Aug 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Good Progress"
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I am concerned about the duplication of efforts to manage resources in the kernel and core when using the other platforms.

Consequently, we found several information replicated without a clear benefit. With this comes a seemingly significant redundancy of code for data structures, allocators, and utility functions. Furthermore, there exists a class of problems that must be solved by the kernel and core alike. In particular the resource management of dynamically allocated in-kernel objects respectively in-core objects. Whereas core uses Genode's resource-trading concept to solve this problem, most kernels lack a good solution for the management of in-kernel resources and are consequently prone to resource exhaustion problems.

Is there any plan to to address that problem base platforms other than base-hw?

Another area of concern is the supported base platforms. Some of the supported kernels do not seem to be developed anymore or are no longer open source. E.g. Codezero, Pistachio, OKL4 and the old Fiasco. Also, Codezero also seem to offer a subset of the features of Fiasco.OC.

From what I understand, the wide variety of kernels helps to produce ideal design decisions in genode that are applicable across platforms. Is there any other merit in continuing to develop genode on those platforms?

Congratulations on the new release and the detailed release notes. They are always interesting to read. Genode is an excellent project and I am looking forward to seeing it widely deployed in the future.


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