2.11 BSD Unix for PIC32, build #826: Â Â Â Compiled 2011-08-07 by [email protected]: Â Â Â /Volumes/Users/vak/Project/retrobsd/trunk/sys/pic32/compile phys mem Â = 128 kbytes user mem Â = 96 kbytes root dev Â = (0,0) root size = 16384 kbytes swap size = 2048 kbytes standard daemons: update. Sun Aug Â 7 16:47:45 PST 2011 2.11 BSD UNIX (pic32) (console) login: root Password: Welcome to RetroBSD! # _
From the main site:
RetroBSD is a port ofÂ 2.11BSDÂ Unix intended for embedded systems with fixed memory mapping. The current target isÂ Microchip PIC32microcontroller with 128 kbytes of RAM and 512 kbytes of Flash. PIC32 processor hasÂ MIPS M4KÂ architecture, executable data memory and flexible RAM partitioning between user and kernel modes.
- Small resource requirements. RetroBSD requires only 128 kbytes of RAM to be up and running user applications.
- Memory protection. Kernel memory is fully protected from user application using hardware mechanisms.
- Open functionality. Usually, user application is fixed in Flash memory – but in case of RetroBSD, any number of applications could be placed into SD card, and run as required.
- Real multitasking. Standard POSIX API is implemented (fork, exec, wait4 etc).
- Development system on-board. It is possible to have C compiler in the system, and to recompile the user application (or the whole operating system) when needed.