4.1. Modules Overview¶
The code base of
haskus-system is becoming quite large. This page gives an
overview of the different modules.
4.1.1. System interface¶
haskus-system provides modules to interact with the system: input devices,
display devices, etc. These modules are used to easily build a custom system
without dealing directly with the low-level Linux interface. It also provides a
custom monad with common features for system programming (logging, etc.).
4.1.2. Interface with the Linux kernel¶
haskus-system provides foreign primops to call Linux system calls from Haskell
code without going through the libc. In addition to basic system calls, it
provides wrappers for some Linux subsystems/features accessible through
multiplexing syscalls (e.g., ioctl) or through specific file systems (e.g.,
haskus-system provides support for some file formats (e.g., ELF, DWARF, CPIO)
and some file system formats (e.g., ISO9660). These can be used to interact
with Linux (e.g., to look up for functions in the vDSO ELF image), to build
initramfs images or bootable disk images, etc.
haskus-system provides architecture specific modules (currently only for
x86-64), in particular the thin architecture specific layer to call Linux
system calls. Additionally, Haskus has a dictionnary of x86 instructions; it is
currently used to implement a disassembler and could be used to implement
assemblers, analyzers, emulators, etc. A wrapper for the x86’s cpuid
instruction is also provided.