Change Log

v0.8.0 (Dec 24, 2020)

  • x64: Hardware-assisted hypervisor support (like Linux KVM)
  • Add hypervisor implementation hv
  • Add (not cryptographic-secure) random number generator server (by @malbx)
  • x64: Support printing messages on the screen
  • vm: Support the physical memory map from GRUB
  • Fix a typo in docs (by @JeetKaria06)
  • Add link to IRC channel (by @milisarge)

v0.7.0 (Nov 22, 2020)

  • Add the datetime server with UNIX timestamp support (by @PrayagS)
  • Add the x64-based system's RTC device driver (by @PrayagS)
  • Mitigate malloc heap fragmentation (by @yashrajkakkad)
  • Add Intel HD Audio device driver
  • vm: Fix memory leaks
  • genidl: Support --lang html
  • raspi3: Initial (incomplete) support for multiprocessors
  • raspi3: Enable memory cache
  • benchmark: Some improvements for arm64

v0.6.0 (Oct 30, 2020)

  • Add unit testing framework (experimental).
  • Add the ATA (PIO mode) disk driver (servers/drivers/blk/ide).
  • fatfs: Support writing into a file.
  • tcpip: Implement the DNS client.
  • kernel: Isolate machine-specific code.
  • kernel/x64: Mitigate the CPU high usage caused by timer interrupts.
  • Reorganize and refactor IDL definitions.

v0.5.0 (Oct 3, 2020)

  • Support bare-metal Raspberry Pi 3B+. Resea now boots on real Raspberry Pi!
  • Support Google Compute Engine: A HTTP server (servers/apps/webapi) on Resea works in the cloud!
  • Add the virtio-net device driver. It supports both modern and legacy devices.
  • tcpip: Support sending ICMP echo request.
  • tcpip: Fix some bugs in the DHCP client.
  • Some other bug fixes and improvements.

v0.4.0 (Aug 21, 2020)

  • shell: Use the serial port driver in kernel for the shell access.
  • Support command-line arguments.
  • libs/resea: Add parsing library <resea/cmdline.h>.
  • tcpip: Implement TCP active open.
  • Add command-line utilities application named utils.
  • Remove display and ps2kbd device drivers.
  • kernel: Deny kernel memory access from the userspace by default.
  • kernel: Reorganize internal interfaces.
  • Introduce sparse, a static analyzer for C.

v0.3.0 (Aug 2, 2020)

  • Reorganized system calls into: exec, ipc, listen, map, print, and kdebug.
  • Removed kernel heap for separation of mechanism and policy. Task data structures are now statically allocated in the kernel's .data section, and page table structures are now allocated from the userland (through kpage parameter in map system call).
  • Started implementing Rust support. Currently, there's only a "Hello World" sample app. I'll add APIs once the C API gets stabilized (hopefully September).
  • shell: Add log command to print the kernel log.
  • Many bug fixes and other improvements.

v0.2.0 (June 14, 2020)

  • Add experimental support for Micro:bit (ARMv6-M).
  • Add experimental support for Raspberry Pi 3 (AArch64 in ARMv8-A).
  • Add experimental (still in the early stage) Linux ABI emulation layer: run your Linux binary as it is on Resea!
  • A new build system.
  • Bunch of breaking changes, bug fixes, and improvements.