Rust OSDev Operating System Development in Rust

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.

This series is openly developed on GitHub. Feel free to open pull requests there with content you would like to see in the next issue. If you find some issues on this page, please report them by creating an issue or using our comment form at the bottom of this page.

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 rustc, 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:

rust-osdev Projects

In this section, we give an overview of notable changes to the projects hosted under the rust-osdev organization.


Maintained by @GabrielMajeri, @nicholasbishop, and @phip1611

The uefi-rs crate provides safe and performant wrappers for UEFI, the successor to the BIOS. We merged the following PRs this month:

Thanks to @RaitoBezarius for their contributions!


Maintained by @phil-opp and @jamesmunns

The 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

The 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!

Other Projects

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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