Subject: Re: a porting idea.
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/1999 17:45:57
David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> > Excerpts from mail: 16-Nov-99 Re: a porting idea. Jason Thorpe@nas.nasa.go
> > > You'd have to basically nuke memory management. No MMU is kind of a
> > > hardship for Unix these days.
> > Yes, there is a paper explaining how MINIX was crippled so that could
> > run on the basic 68k (no VM, no segment registers). (I'm afraid I don't
> > have a URL and my memory of it is vague). While fairly brutal it was
> > successful.
> > So is it acceptable as a target? :-)
> If someone wants to write the code, and it does not unacceptably
> impact the existing ports, then by all means.
> It would also be useful for all those cheaper i960 boxes :)
Not to mention MMU-less ARM chips, etc. (Think Palm Pilot.)