[TUHS] Re: Porting Unix v6 to i386

P.A.Osborne 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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