[TUHS] Re: Porting Unix v6 to i386
P.A.Osborne at ukc.ac.uk
Thu Jan 31 21:00:42 AEST 2002
On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 11:18:06AM +0200, Lauri Aarnio wrote:
> Have you considered using Tanenbaum's Minix as a reference ?
Funnily enough - no. Which was a tad daft as I have a copy
of the original Tanenbaum book on a shelf about 2 feet above
the monitor.... :-) sheepish grin
<snipped relevant Minix stuff>
> It wasn't as simple as it sounds, mostly because the original
> documents (Intel databooks) were misleading, contained lots of
> errors and also otherwise hard to read (bits of information evenly
> distributed around the book...). The books may or may not be better
> now, but in any case, get a working reference implementation.
I was caught out on the Intel databooks a few years ago, I dread
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