[bitlug] Re: lets kick off on the march meet

  • From: Peeyush Prasad <peeyush@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bitlug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 15:23:15 +0530 (IST)

ok, this looks fine, lets start off with a basic program using api for
various facilities offered by any os... I say let the initial prog be an
image processing one (very basic). This will make it real worldly enough.

eg :
  client prog sends an image to server(ipc), who forks and filters the
image(mm,threads,proc mgmt,file mgmt) and sends back the filtered image.
 The only ds we need is a 2d array (man ppm, pbm)....

-- P

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, TC, PAVAN wrote:

> >  I think we can have a session on the life cycle of programs, viz,
> > editing,compiling,debugging,profiling this time. Or we take up one of
> > mm,process management and have an indepth session on that,=20
> > based on linux
> >  I can do the mm thingy.
> >=20
> > one can also have networking stuff like DNS working/setting=20
> > up, POP/SMTP
> This is exactly what i was talking about. If we plunge straight=20
> at hard code tech, we'll land up with depleted janta. It wont serve the=20
> purpose. Thats why I was suggesting, we start off with something=20
> like a project, an example program, dissect it and then get into the
> fundas. It will be more concrete. A direct talk on mm/processes etc
> will all look very abstract to begin with. It will be hard to=20
> associate these with real world programs.
> One model is pcguide.com. I feel that this it is a nice way to go
> about, to explain fundas. only, here we keep a program as the starting
> point.
> I say, we choose a program, which will involve IPC, mm, fork and exec, =
> to
> bring in process management, and that should do. Then, we can give a =
> rough
> idea about the VFS, device mgmt/drivers etc and go into implementation.
> Each time, we handle one important topic. If it is processes, we first =
> of=20
> all talk about how it is created, which will bring in editing/compiling/
> linking+loading/execution. All the tools that we plan to exhibit can fit =
> in
> here. This way, we can bring in most of OS, mu P, comp arch + some =
> system
> software concepts.
> If this is OK, we better start writing something sensible to incorporate =
> all of this, and do it ASAP. And we need some time to sit together and=20
> take up responsibilities.
> TC

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