Linux-Mach --whatever became of it?

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The Eighth Doctor

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Jun 26, 2006, 11:13:47 AM6/26/06
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Hello!
For reasons that would take up too much space on this Usenet posting, I am
re-examining the efforts of the group who produced the port of Mach to an Linux
kernel. (I should also note that the kernel they used was defintitely a 1.xx series
kernel,)
Would any of the more historically minded individuals here have any ideas as to
what finally happened with that port?
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Gregg drwho8 atsign att dot net

Graham J Lee

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Jun 26, 2006, 12:21:18 PM6/26/06
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mkLinux was based on the 2.0 series kernel, and the source is still
available from their CVS. I looked at the source only a couple of
months ago, just because people on darwin-dev were asking about the
feasibility of adding ELF-plus-linux-ABI support and I wanted to check
whether the source was still there.

URPaulMcGannAICM£5

Graham J Lee

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Jun 26, 2006, 12:25:03 PM6/26/06
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On 26/6/06 17:21, Graham J Lee wrote:
> On 26/6/06 16:13, The Eighth Doctor wrote:
>> Hello!
>> For reasons that would take up too much space on this Usenet posting,
>> I am re-examining the efforts of the group who produced the port of
>> Mach to an Linux kernel. (I should also note that the kernel they used
>> was defintitely a 1.xx series kernel,)

>

> mkLinux was based on the 2.0 series kernel, and the source is still

Oh, sorry, that's me not reading properly. mkLinux was Linux running on
Mach, you wanted the inverse.

The Eighth Doctor

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Jun 26, 2006, 2:20:30 PM6/26/06
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In article <e7p1ov$dvk$3...@news.ox.ac.uk>, uk.ac.ox.phy...@leeg.invalid
says...
Hello!
Yes you've got it. Take a look please at the stuff stored in the iBiblio site where I
said it was. The clews definitely indicate that its a 1.xx kernel roosting inside some
early Mach efforts.

Your thinking of the later efforts. Which will be next, if I ever get this mess
unraveled. Fortunately, the last time I checked, the stuff on flux is still there. (In fact
that "last time" was a few minutes ago.)


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Gregg drwho8 atsign att dot net

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Thomas Schwinge

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Aug 3, 2006, 9:07:11 AM8/3/06
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The only thing I'm aware of is GNU Mach
<http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/gnumach.html>, but that one only uses
Linux's device drivers, so not sure if that's what you're looking for.


And then, I'm aware of an effort to make the whole of GNU Mach run as a
user space process (under GNU/Linux): have a look at the `gnumach-otop*'
files from <http://john-edwin-tobey.org/Hurd/>.


If you're hinting towoards something completely different, I'd also be
interested in hearing about that.


Regards,
Thomas

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