[TUHS] Revisiting 6th Edition: rxv64

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue May 2 11:55:26 AEST 2023

Very cool

On Mon, May 1, 2023 at 9:49 PM Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've mentioned tangentially this a few times, but over the weekend I
> finally got around to dusting off the code and getting it running:
> https://github.com/dancrossnyc/rxv64.git
> rxv64 is a rewrite of MIT's xv6, which in turn, reimagines 6th Edition
> as a purely pedagogical system, implemented in ISO C for 32-bit SMP
> x86 machines.
> Building on xv6, rxv64 is implemented in Rust and targets 64-bit
> x86_64. It works well enough to boot up, run a shell, and run
> commands, but it doesn't really have much of a userland at present.
> I started this as a pedagogical tool, being something that one could
> point working engineers at as an example of a "real" operating system
> implemented on real hardware in Rust. The code could surely be made
> safer and more comprehensible, but cycles are short at present, and
> it's better to just get it out there.
> Have fun.
>         - Dan C.
Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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