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Bare-bones Operating System
1. Bare-bones Operating System (from scratch)

In 2009, I had an interest to learn about low-level details in how an OS boots.

I found a few websites where people described usage of C++ on bare-bones systems (without an existing OS). I starting making my own OS, targeting 32-bit X86 systems (In hindsight, I should have targeted 64-bit systems). I quickly began to appreciate how much we rely on libc -- I ended up reimplementing my own 'printf' routine.

2. Network stack from scratch

In parallel with my OS effort, I started writing a simple network stack. I developed it using TAP interfaces in Linux so I could develop and test it easily (without worrying about driver issues). It supports:

I had intended to write an RTL8139 network driver and use the network stack with it in the OS. This work is suspended for now...