Re: porting to other architectures (68k no mmu family)
>>>>> "Craig" == Craig Comstock <email@example.com> writes:
Craig> Hi- Pardon the inane question, but how possible would it be
Craig> to port Hurd to processors like 68328/68EZ328/etc... (yes,
Craig> palm pilots...) ?
Theoretically, yes. Actually the Hurd is designed to be
portable - just cross compile to the appropriate target.
Craig> One would start with the mach microkernel right?
Yes. This is the where the majority of the work would
lie. It is a substantial undertaking. IIRC, GNU Mach depends
substantially on memory management, you would have to do a
Craig> I've been testing/debugging uClinux for about a year now
Craig> and came across an article (via slashdot)
The "slashdot" view of the Hurd is somewhat shallow and
Craig> I had read about Hurd before and it seems like it might
Craig> have some interesting advantages over linux for embedded
Craig> devices (highly configurable and able to be small).
Hmmm... a small gnumach+Hurd (which would be no easy task to
create) would (IMHO) not be as small as a small linux, but you
could relatively easily tailor to fit the Hurd servers.