Adam Lackorzynski adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Mon Apr 6 22:29:49 CEST 2009

On Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:45:20 -0700, Xavian-Anderson Macpherson wrote:
> Adam,
> Thanks! But maybe I should have been more specific. I meant using x86_64 as the
> target. But I'm thinking that would still be your answer. So, now I'll ask
> this:
> 1. After booting my machine with a Fiasco kernel, what exactly will I be able
> to do with it?

Nothing. The kernel 'does no real work', really. Everything is done by
programs on top.

> 2. How many of the drivers will depend on Linux for their operation (if any)?

Mostly only those that are in Linux but the question is a bit blur. If
the driver is independant of Linux it does not need it.

> 3. Can the Linux toolchain of binutils, gcc, glibc be compiled using the DICE
> development tools?

No. Dice is for L4 code only.

> 4. Ultimately, how likely is it that I would be able to build a Slackware
> distribution on Fiasco?

Unlikely, except you have quite a lot of time to spent.

Adam                 adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
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