[FreeVMS] Re: gMach or Linux kernel ?

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: gMach or Linux kernel ?
From: Magne Mæhre (magne@clustra.com)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 14:35:29 CEST

>>>>>>>>>>>> Magne Mæhre wrote (2001-10-18 12:40:21):
> I would, like others, suggest that we start with a Linux (or *BSD)
> system. The first major goals should be (IMHO) to provide a
> subset of DCL *and* a Files-11/ODS-2 file system. To achieve this,
> I think we should set some minor goals, including subsets of
> LIB$, STR$ and a "proxy-SYS$" (as perhaps a wrapper around the
> Linux system calls).

An easy(-ier) approach to file system drivers and the like,
but still VMS-ish would be to implement those as ACP's in
the beginning. That would relieve us from some of the
complexities (at the cost of effectivity).


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