Chapter 25: Process Management 2 by Mike at Tue 5 Jan 18:52

Hello everyone,

The initial release of the OS Development Series Chapter 25 is out. The chapter primary covers concurrent programming, scheduling, and multitasking. Other topics include IPC, Process state management, and a brief introduction to SMP. The Chapter 25 demo program should be released in about a week however most of the new code is presented throughout the chapter. From here on out, th...
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Updates by Mike at Thu 19 Nov 18:41

Hello everyone,

We are currently in the process of integrating the forum software into the site and updating it. There may be a few errors, however most of the problems appear to have been resolved. Please report any issues with the administrators and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will be putting the new site on temporary hold while we work on the next chapter that has been requested the...
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Chapter 24 Initial Demo Release by Mike at Mon 22 Apr 16:47

Hello everyone,

Apologies for the delaying of the demo release that was initially planned some time ago. This is an initial release for the chapter 24 demo. The software implements a basic single tasking operating system; supporting executing user mode 32 bit PE images in separate address spaces. Chapter 24 provides the framework for implementing complete multitasking that we will look at in the ...
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OSDev Series: Graphics 2 by Mike at Sun 10 Mar 15:07

Hello everyone,

This is the initial release for the OSDev Series Graphics 2 article which covers the interfaces between system software and video hardware. Topics include VGA firmware, introduction to VGA hardware programming, SuperVGA, VBE, and accessing display memory. This provides the basic framework for future graphics articles that will focus on graphics and rendering. The demos planned for...
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Chapter 24: Process Management Initial Release by Mike at Sat 28 Jul 14:40

Hello everyone,

The first part of what might become a multi-part topic to cover process management, IPC, shared resources, and loaders has been released. This is an initial release -- an associated demo will be released soon for the chapter as well as possible updates. This chapter introduces IPC, process protection, user land process loading, threads, process address spaces, and more. It provid...
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OSDev Series: IA32 machine language by Mike at Mon 19 Dec 11:46

Hello everyone,

This is the initial release for the OSDev Series advanced chapter covering IA32 and IA64 machine language. It provides an introduction to machine language topics, instruction encoding, using instruction look-up tables, and some examples of translating instructions.

We are transitioning to a different writing environment for the series to present a standard formatting method and r...
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PE Chapter released by Mike at Mon 10 Jan 11:25

Hello everyone,

The first release for the chapter covering the Portable Executable (PE) file format has been released. Topics include executing PE programs, parsing the export and import tables, and supporting resources. The information provided for executing programs will be referenced in the upcoming chapters - which will take the series into single and multi-tasking.

I would also like to wish...
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