[FreeVMS] Re: Module


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Module
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (joel.k.bertrand@free.fr)
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 08:43:55 CET


Bruce Allen wrote:

> What's involved in setting up a CVS tree?

        I search a CVS tree to put the source code of the project
(kernel, system libraries and bootloader).

> Can it be done on the same server that hosts a website?

        I don't know. I cannot have a CVS tree or anonym ftp on free.fr.

> My provider allows me upto 500 MB of storage.
> I'm a VMS developer guy and I don't know much about the web.
> My provider says they will be mad if I cause too much traffic to their site.

        I think that for a first time, this project does not make a lot
of traffic...

> I think distributing Compaq header files unmodified would be a bad thing.
> Microsoft paid lots of money to DEC for ripping off lots of VMS internals.
> This payoff was a quiet behind the scenes thing.
>
> I think implementing ODS-2 would be a great starting point.
>
> Is anyone looking at modifying the Linux kernel so it behaves like the VMS
> kernel?
> What about chip architectures? Intel supports 4 rings while VAX and Alpha
> support
> KESU. Other chips support 2 memory modes KU.

        I know. But I think that this kind of project must run on Intel
architecture (VAX is old, alpha is dead...). A PPC port will be a good
idea, maybe a sparc port (but I have some troubles with sparc processor
and its stack pointer !).

        If this project cannot run on a i386, I think that nobody will use it.

        Regards,

        JKB

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