I wanted a tiny scriptable meltdown proof way to run userspace programs
and visualize how program execution impacts memory. It helps to explain
how things like Actually Portable Executable works. It can show you how
the GCC generated code is going about manipulating matrices and more. I
didn't feel fully comfortable with Qemu and Bochs because I'm not smart
enough to understand them. I wanted something like gVisor but with much
stronger levels of assurances. I wanted a single binary that'll run, on
all major operating systems with an embedded GPL barrier ZIP filesystem
One of the benefits of implementing system call support from scratch is
that we're able to have embedded zip filesystem support which trickles
into libraries such as stdio, without unportable symbolic interposition.
It's also be great if we could say open("gs://bucket/object", O_RDONLY)
for seamless GCS, similar to Java NIO, but abstracted by the C library.