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Re: Newbie question

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: Newbie question
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 07:22:47 -0700
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On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 10:06:01AM -0400, Rashim Gupta wrote:

> I had a quick question. I am a newbie interested in working on
> Kernel development. I do have some prior experience in the Linux
> Kernel source code. Now, I was wondering if I could infact try to
> install HURD on my Intel 386 machine or do I need a Mac for it.

You need a math coprocessor to get it running, and it's not optimized
for speed.  I suspect you won't actually be happy if you're running on
a 386.  I have run it on a Pentium 133, and it was usable, though.
The Hurd buildd runs on Pentium III, and is quite happy about it.

> Also, what are some areas to look at in HURD so that even I can
> contribute in this area.

There's a task list in the source code that has things listed there.
For a better suggestion than that, it would help to know what you
worked on in the Linux Kernel.

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