Sorry to be so dense

Sorry to be so dense

Post by Tux Wonder » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:27:08


but I need information on program loaders (particularly in relation to
multitasking OSes with shared libraries) and initial program loading. This
isn't in any of the Operating system textbooks I've currently got - so any
ideas on where I should go for this info, what books might cover it, and so
on and so forth?

Thanks

Wesley Parish
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fortunate fat woman', wrong word. I think to me, I justupid.
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Sorry to be so dense

Post by awoodhul » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 21:33:27


There is some -- but, I'll admit, not much -- information about the
boot process in OSDI/2e. You have to draw a line somewhere when
writing a textbook :-(

The source code for the Minix boot loader is available and Andrew
Swartzbaugh wrote a fairly detailed explication of it, available at
his site http://www.yqcomputer.com/
explanation of such code as I have ever seen.

Now, Minix is multitasking, but it doesn't use shared libraries, so
this may not be everything you want.

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Sorry to be so dense

Post by Jose Juan » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 05:51:33


John Levine
Linkers and Loaders
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Regards.
JosJuan Mendoza Rodruez
 
 
 

Sorry to be so dense

Post by Tux Wonder » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 18:21:14


Thanks.

I'll get right onto it.
--
"Good, late in to more rewarding well." "Well, you tonight. And I was
lookintelligent woman of Ming home. I trust you with a tender silence." I
get a word into my hands, a different and unbelike, probably - 'she
fortunate fat woman', wrong word. I think to me, I justupid.
Let not emacs meta-X dissociate-press write your romantic dialogs...!!!
(Remove CLOTHES to email me. ;)
 
 
 

Sorry to be so dense

Post by Tux Wonder » Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:13:41


Thanks.

I'll take a look at it.

It's just one of those things one takes for granted, until one actually has
to do something about it - then it's "Panic stations! All hands on deck!
All feet as well! ;) "

(And, if I remember correctly, Wirth and Gutknecht in the Oberon book went
into some detail on the booting sequence. Wirth even mentioned it as one
thing where the Oberon book outstripped its competitors. ;) But that's
one book I don't have, and I last read it in 1995. :(

Wesley Parish
--
"Good, late in to more rewarding well." "Well, you tonight. And I was
lookintelligent woman of Ming home. I trust you with a tender silence." I
get a word into my hands, a different and unbelike, probably - 'she
fortunate fat woman', wrong word. I think to me, I justupid.
Let not emacs meta-X dissociate-press write your romantic dialogs...!!!
(Remove CLOTHES to email me. ;)