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Show HN: CheesecakeOS for Raspberry Pi Volume 0: Booting, Processes, and VM
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Aug 2021
CheesecakeOS for Raspberry Pi Volume 0: Booting, Processes, and Virtual Memory is the first in what I hope is a series of github markdown tutorials or volumes on bare-metal from-scratch operating system development.
I have dreamed of contributing to the Linux Kernel, but have yet to find the courage to jump in and do so. I started by attempting to read Understanding the Linux Kernel by Daniel Bovet and Marco Cesati, but found it was too advanced for me at the time. I found another text I credit with advancing my understanding, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective by Randall Bryant and David O'Hallaron. I worked on the self-study labs from their book website, and found them to be a superb educational tool.
Further, then becoming interested in what creating an operating system actually means, I stumbled upon Sergey Matyukevich's Rasberry-Pi-OS github repo (https://github.com/s-matyukevich/raspberry-pi-os). I wanted to expand on his tutorial, for my own education, and, in the best case, for the benefit of others.
There are many ideas taken from Linux in the implementation, as when I didn't know how to proceed, that is the source I would consult. Though, I attempt to simplify and explain the details in the text. The implementation stops short of implementing or supporting a file system, the subject of the next volume.
Has anyone ever actually gotten a custom kernel/bare metal program to run specifically on the Raspberry Pi 4B?
3 projects | /r/raspberry_pi | 7 Aug 2021
Not familiar with this myself but aiming to start soon. Have found a nice youtube series for low level development on the RPi, not sure which version he uses, but reportedly it works for some on RPi 4. He also has a subreddit:
In-depth software programming
36 projects | dev.to | 27 Feb 2021
C: Learning operating system development using Linux kernel and Raspberry Pi
What are some alternatives?
JingOS - Awesome - JingOS - The World’s First Linux-based OS design for Tablets
rdma-core - RDMA core userspace libraries and daemons
dattobd - kernel module for taking block-level snapshots and incremental backups of Linux block devices
circle - A C++ bare metal environment for Raspberry Pi with USB (32 and 64 bit)
rtw88-usb - rtw88 family usb driver for linux rtl8723du rtl8822bu rtl8821cu rtl8822cu
AmogOS - ඞ Among-us themed OS. As seen on Reddit and Youtube.
UEFI-Tuts - YOUTUBE Tutorials on how the UEFI works to boot your own Operating System. Think of this as an EFI Bootloader.
wiser - :racehorse: Extremely minimal vmm for linux written in C. Hopefully someday will spin linux-vm for you.
circle - The compiler is available for download. Get it!
xcc - Toy C compiler for x86-64/aarch64/wasm
broadcom-bt-firmware - Repository for various Broadcom Bluetooth firmware
jehanne - Jehanne Operating System