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the OsX kernel (see Kernel Notes for glinux)


get the src

get the src and necessary tools (bootstrap_cmds, Libstreams, and cctools) from

(or cvs)

cvs -d login
cvs -d co src/Libstreams
cvs -d co src/bootstrap_cmds
cvs -d co src/cctools
cvs -d co src/xnu

Note, that the above steps check out the most current version of the source. If you want to have exactly the same code base, as in the tarballs from Apple, you need to specify the OD_APPLE_10_2_6 tag.

cvs -d co -r OD_APPLE_10_2_6 src/Libstreams

setup the environment, and build tools

export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH

if its not in .bashprofile

cd ~/src/Libstreams
make install DSTROOT=/tmp/Libstreams.dst
(cd /tmp/Libstreams.dst; pax -rw . /)

cd ~/src/bootstrap_cmds
make install DSTROOT=/tmp/bootstrap_cmds.dst
(cd /tmp/bootstrap_cmds.dst; pax -rw . /)

cd ~/src/xnu
make installhdrs DSTROOT=/tmp/xnu_hdrs.dst
(cd /tmp/xnu_hdrs.dst; pax -rw . /)

cd ~/src/cctools
make install_tools DSTROOT=/tmp/cctools.dst SUBDIRS="libstuff libmacho misc" RC_OS=macos
(cd /tmp/cctools.dst ; pax -rw . /)
make lib_ofiles_install DSTROOT=/tmp/cctools.dst SUBDIRS="ld" RC_OS=macos
(cd /tmp/cctools.dst ; pax -rw . /)

build the kernel

Finally, issue the following commands:

cd ~/src/xnu

The resulting kernel can be found in the BUILD/obj/RELEASE_$ARCH/ directory and is called mach_kernel. $ARCH can be either PPC or I386.

By changing the KERNEL_CONFIGS environment variable you can specify which kernel configuration you want to build. For example, to build a debug version of the kernel, do this:

osx_kernel.txt · Last modified: 2007/06/13 11:45 by nik