ARCHITECTURE

eXpOS is basically built upon the XSM architecture. Architecture includes the specifications for the machine organisation, paging and interrupt handling and also provides the machine level instruction set.

Specification Virtual Machine Model XSM Tutorial

APPLICATION INTERFACE

The inteface between the application programs and the OS requires the specification of system call intefaces, format of executables, the virtual instruction set, the virtual memory layout and configuration.

Application Binary Interface Low Level System Call Interface High Level Library Interface

SUPPORT TOOLS

To implement the eXpOS certain tools are provided along with the package. This includes SPL and ExpL compilers, XSM simulator and a UNIX-XFS Interface called XFS interface.

Setting Up XFS Interface SPL ExpL XSM Simulator

OPERATING SYSTEM

eXpOS is a tiny multiprogramming operating system. It has a very simple specification that allows a junior undergraduate computer science student to implement it in a few months.

Specification Design Implementation