Ghost is a hobby operating system for the Intel x86 platform. The OS is written from scratch in C/C++ and Assembly. The kernel is not based on any existing kernel, but is partially compatible to Unix.
This is the main development repository.
Update 2020/10/08: With the recent backmerge I've fixed a lot of bugs in the kernel and rewrote a lot of the user-space code. Still work-in-progress, working towards a version 1.0.0.
Project website: http://ghostkernel.org/
documentation folder. It contains information about the technical design as well
as building instructions.
A usually up-to-date version of the documentation is provided here: https://ghostkernel.org/documentation/
- Currently x86-based
- Multi-processor (SMP) & multi-tasking support
- IPC; pipes, messages, shared memory
- libghostapi, kernel API library
- Home-made libc
- ELF binary & shared library support
- OS specific GCC toolchain
- C++ support
- Window server (GUI with home-made toolkit)
- VESA/VBE video driver
- PS/2 keyboard & mouse driver
- Serial COM1 kernel logging
- VM86 mode for BIOS calls
- musl (provides libm part of Ghost libc)
- bash (in progress)
If you want to get in contact, contribute to the project or have any questions, feel free to contact me at: