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Re: Good luck with Helios a new microkernel!

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: Good luck with Helios a new microkernel!
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:09:20 +0600

jbranso@dismail.de writes:

> Hey Drew!
> Congrats on starting a new micro-kernel OS project 
> (https://drewdevault.com/2022/06/13/helios.html). The GNU/Hurd guys have a 
> lot of knowledge that they could share with you! 
> When you want to get TCP/IP, you could talk to Joan Lledó 
> <jlledom@member.fsf.org>
> about using lwip, which is a light-weight implementation of the TCP/IP 
> protocol suit
> https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lwip/
> Damien Zammit <damien@zamaudio.com> is working on porting the NetBSD drivers 
> into 
> the Hurd userspace.  If you want to use the NetBSD drivers, he would be a 
> good person
> to ask.
> Richard Braun <rbraun@sceen.net> has written a substantial microkernel in C 
> called
> X15   https://www.sceen.net/x15/.  He might have some design ideas for you.
> Our leader Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> is considered to be 
> a
> world-class concurrency expert.  He's also super friendly too!
> Thanks,
> Joshua

I don't know whether Drew needs ideas or help, but certainly I need.
Every time I try to write a microkernel, I progress a little and
whenever I try to add a new feature I realize that there is a
fundamental design problem, and I have to start from scratch again.

And finally,

Congrats Drew!

Akib Azmain Turja

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