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I'm not sure whether it's the right place for this question. I am writing a kernel from scratch and want links or tutorials where I can get a few pointers.

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Are you trying to compile your own version of the Linux or Unix kernels, or write your very own kernel from scratch? –  Daniel Quinn Mar 13 '12 at 14:50
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If you are writing from scratch, you'll need more than a few pointers. –  msw Mar 13 '12 at 15:30
    
@DanielQuinn Write my very own kernel from scratch. –  Nihar Sarangi Mar 13 '12 at 16:06
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@msw True, For a 32-bit OS, you'd need 4294967296. –  Kevin Mar 13 '12 at 17:13
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There are many pointers in the linux kernel source :) grep char* –  stardt Mar 13 '12 at 17:20
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Minix and its associated book, Tanenbaum's Operating System Design and Implementation. It is, as I understand, the OS book, and the book Linus was reading when he started Linux.

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Thanks. That's a real nice book, am a fan. –  Nihar Sarangi Mar 13 '12 at 16:08
    
+1, although, what if he wants to write a monolithic kernel? :) oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/appa.html –  Justin Ethier Mar 13 '12 at 17:30
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Take a look at MIT's Xv6, which is a part of some course called "6.828". The reference material for that course also looks good.

You could look at LoseThos, too, although the author appears to be decaying mentally.

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A programmer probably has to be a bit crazy to write an operating system at all. –  Zan Lynx Mar 13 '12 at 16:41
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