Re: The end of embedded Linux?

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 06:53:19 EST

On 9 Oct 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Wed, 2002-10-09 at 08:37, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> > This talk of adeos reminds me of something that i'd
> > "dreamed" of a while back. Whats the feasability of
> > having a 70kb kernel that barely even provides support
> > for user space apps and is basically just an hardware
> > abstraction layer for "applications" that can be
> > written as kernel modules?
> Its called FreeDOS,

-emm. Maybe he needs just a bit more. There's s book by Richard A.
Burgess, "Developing your own 32-bit Operating System". Howard W Sams.
ISBN 0-672-30655-7. It comes with a CDROM and a small OS that works.

In fact, it seems that a well-known, expensive 32-bit OS used by a
lot of the embedded companies is is DIRECT COPY of this! In many
procedures they didn't even change the variable names. The only thing
they did was... oh well I don't want to get sued ...

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
The US military has given us many words, FUBAR, SNAFU, now ENRON.
Yes, top management were graduates of West Point and Annapolis.

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