I’ve been making good progress on my current overarching project, Structuring the System Layer with Dataspaces.
I’ve written a few scripts to create an
initrd from Alpine Linux
packages (based on my experience working for the
FRμIT testbed project), with a custom
init script that installs the system onto a (virtual) hard disk and
configures it for booting.
init is just
syndicate-server, configured to start system services that
the correct startup ordering as a result of monitoring their
dependencies using assertions in the dataspace.
I’ve also been studying the various pieces of existing system layers (like s6, systemd, SysV init, inetd and so on) to try to map the design landscape a bit.
In addition, I’ve explored use of
PF_NETLINK sockets to subscribe to
kernel-originated device plug-and-play events (like
udev does). It
The things I’ve written as a result of all this aren’t quite ready for public viewing yet. I’ll post again when the repository is available.