Is it possible to create an image file of the CVS of IFWM OS?
Thanks in advance!
I wonder what do you mean exactly? A simple SVN checkout will yield you the whole IFEM repository. Or do you mean a nightly/weekly/monthly archive in downloads section?
I mean an image file (floppy or cdrom) in downloads section...
Is it possible???
Pardon me I didn't understand you clearly but here's what I think:
1. Archive of sources: Yes it is possible.
2. Binary image of IFEM: No, it's not currently possible (https://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=5438174).
OK...thanks for your quick response!!!
I was hoping for a bootable image of IFEM, but it 's not possible at the moment...
All right...searching through ancient dusty archives I found the last working binary image. Uploaded it to downloads section (https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=176100&package_id=202454&release_id=449137)
It works on my box running FreeBSD 7.0 and bochs 2.3.7.
Let me know if you run into any problems.
It works on UBUNTU 8.04 and QEMU 1.7.4.
What I get is a shell that prints the following message:
INT 0x20: PIT tick'ed 300 times
and when I press a key I get two scan codes.
Well I was hoping to run some kind of benchmarks...is it possible...:-}
The short answer: No.
The long answer: IFEM is being developed and currently there are no shells to log into. So in case you ask yourself what IFEM does now, I'd say it has
1. a kernel which provides CPU abstraction to other modules.
2. a very primitive keyboard driver which in fact acts as a placeholder for further development and for now just pops up messages about the scan code of the keys pressed/released.
3. a very primitive text-based video driver.
4. and the last primitive member of the band is the timer/scheduler which too acts as a placeholder for further development and for now counts how many timer ticks.
PS: It's good to hear that it also runs using QEMU.
OK...Thanks for your short and long answers!
BTW, may I ask what benchmarks you were trying to perform? Is it some part of research/thesis?
I 'm searching for an exokernel system to run some benchmarks and evaluate the performance of exokernels in part of my diploma on exokernels. I could use some simple applications just like cp, gunzip, rm, etc. and compare the results with some monolithic OSes (just like PDOS did with Xok and BSD).
All right. Thanks for the answer. Good luck.