Genode Clarification Please

Edgar Klerks edgar.klerks at ...9...
Fri Dec 13 22:27:07 CET 2013

Hi Lonnie,

I see Genode as a framework for building single purpose operating systems
(which is to narrow) and I find it is very nice, that you can reuse code
from one platform to another.

Different platforms have different features and with Genode you can easily
share code between platforms.

And it is also great for experimentation, it helps to switch to another
kernel for debugging for some reason. I find it insightful.

I haven't used it very long, so my vision is probably somewhat superficial.



On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Lonnie Cumberland <
lonnie at ...218...> wrote:

> Greetings All,
> I am new to Genode and think that it is very nice solution for a
> microkernel OS for which I am trying to learn more about as it evolves into
> a fully fledged general operating system as I think that it has the
> potential to be much better than the majority that are currently available
> although it still seem to be a long ways from production quality at the
> moment.
> One thing that I am not clear about, and please forgive this question if
> it is a bit elementary as to something simple that I should have been able
> to ascertain, but I am confused on exactly where the Genode OS framework
> fall into place as an independent OS.
> The basis of my question is from the reading that I have been doing on the
> Genode website in which I can see that it can be compiled to run on
> baremetal as you would expect an OS to do, but why is it als able to be
> compiled to be used with other base platforms?
> I can understand why it might be used with NOVA, which is a
> microhypervisor and thus Genode could run as a user-land OS in a VM, but I
> do not see why Genode would need to be compiled against the other
> base-platforms like Linux, Fiasco, ....
> Can someone please clarify this for me?
> Kind Regards and have a great day my friends,
> Lonnie
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