misc/70231: Beastie not by default
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Nov 30 12:17:11 PST 2004
On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 02:57:08PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On November 30, 2004 11:10 am, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > > > Why is this such a big deal??
> > > No big deal.
> > > Sounds like you now have something to keep you busy over the
> > > holidays. When you get it all working, just submit it as a pr. There
> > > are instructions for submitting a change on the FreeBSD web site.
> > > That's the way things work in the open source freeware community.
> > It looks like Scott Long is doing something similar for -CURRENT.
> > I don't know any forth, but I might be able to hack something up as
> > proof-of-concept kind of thingy. It can't really be all that hard can
> > it? :)
> The biggest problem might be having room for it in the place it
> must run. If it doesn't need to use/modify the boot block, then it
> should be easy.
There's essentially unlimited memory/storage once you're in the loader.
Obviously, people would probably object if you had 10MB of forth code,
but you've got a file system and access to all of physical memory.
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