This Month in Rust OSDev: November 2023
Welcome to a new issue of "This Month in Rust OSDev". In these posts, we give a regular overview of notable changes in the Rust operating system development ecosystem.
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Announcements, News, and Blog Posts
Here we collect news, blog posts, etc. related to OS development in Rust.
Infrastructure and Tooling
In this section, we collect recent updates to
cargo, and other tooling that are relevant to Rust OS development.
There weren't really any OS-related infrastructure updates this month, but there was some great progress on several upcoming language and tooling features that may also be of interest to OS development:
In this section, we give an overview of notable changes to the projects hosted under the
uefi-rs crate provides safe and performant wrappers for UEFI, the successor to the BIOS. We merged the following PRs this month:
- Configure Renovate
- uefi-raw: Add AbsolutePointerProtocol
- Add SimpleFileSystemProtocol & file types to
uefi-raw, use those types from
- uefi-raw: Add API guidelines
- uefi-macros: Change uefi dev-dependency from version to path
- Add per-package changelogs
- test-runner: Improve uninstall_protocol_interface example
- Release via Github Actions workflow
- release: uefi-raw-0.5.0, uefi-macros-0.13.0, uefi-0.26.0, uefi-services-0.23.0
- uefi-raw: Fill in [un]install_multiple_protocol_interfaces pointers
- book: Use
- doc: update PUBLISHING.md
- uefi(data-types): allow
Thanks to @RaitoBezarius for their contributions!
linked-list-allocator crate provides a basic
no_std allocator that builds a linked list from freed memory blocks and thus needs no additional data structures. We merged the following PR this month:
Thanks to @00xc for their contribution!
Maintained by @phil-opp
pic_8259 crate provides abstractions for 8259 and 8259A Programmable Interrupt Controllers (PICs).
We merged the following PR this month:
Thanks to @zoo868e for their contribution!
In this section, we describe updates to Rust OS projects that are not directly related to the
rust-osdev organization. Feel free to create a pull request with the updates of your OS project for the next post.
No projects updates were submitted this month.
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