[FreeVMS] Re: gMach or Linux kernel ?


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: gMach or Linux kernel ?
roart@nvg.ntnu.no
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 15:26:10 CEST


On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 02:29:32PM +0200, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
> roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 12:40:21PM +0200, Magne Mśhre wrote:
> >
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote (2001-10-18 11:44:15):
> >
> > Or at least decide which kernel to patch against? 2.4.x?
>
> I don't know if we can start before Linus start the 2.5 serie...
> But I think that the 2.4.13 (Linus-tree, because I think that Linus VM
> is better than the ac or aa tree...) will be a good kernel.

2.5 will probably be out before we get to actual kernel-patching.
The current 2.4s may be varying on VM, but at least some of them is
supposed to be okay?

> > Some subsets of LIB$ and STR$ are already made.
>
> I have seen that a subset of STR$ was written for the old Free-VMS
> project, but I don't have these sources.

Try
ftp.lp.se::[free-vms] or an old(?, doubt if anything changed) mirror at
ftp.nvg.ntnu.no::"/pub/vms/free-vms"
 
> > Seems the number of parameters in asm-i386/unistd.h goes only to 6
> > (some VMS system calls has more than 10 parameters).
> > Anyone who knows how to expand?
> > (I don't know 386 assembly, and argument expansion is not intuitive as with
> > some other CPUs)
>
> Maybe with a stack pointer ? I don't think if it is a good solution, but
> I have often used this solution...

It already does.
Just have a look at asm-i386/unistd.h and asm-alpha/unistd.h in 2.4.
 
> PS : new call ;-) Does someone archive this mailing list ?

Will probably.
But I have deleted older mail than [FreeVMS] gMach or Linux kernel from Oct 16.

-Roar Thronśs

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