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Re: Comments on the hurd-on-l4 document

From: Matthieu Lemerre
Subject: Re: Comments on the hurd-on-l4 document
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 16:35:10 +0200
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Marcus Brinkmann <address@hidden> writes:

>> I know I shouldn't really argue about this since I'm not hacking on
>> the thing, but I have a strong feeling that one ought to start with
>> the very minimalistic "framework" needed in order to get some stupid
>> but working drivers for console, keyboard and IDE drive in place. But
>> you all probably knew that already.
> In fact, a functional minimal console is already implemented in a very
> cheesy way.  Ie, you can write a root server that uses RPCs on a
> console port to read and write console data.  It's veeery minimal.  An
> IDE driver wouldn't be too hard at all, but of course the issues lie
> elsewhere, like in how to manage access and caching etc.

I even managed to incorporate the one from KOS (with some adaptations)
and it works with qemu, cf

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