[FreeVMS] Re: A kernel to start

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: A kernel to start
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 11:37:12 CET

On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 08:54:30PM -0700, Bruce Allen wrote:
> > How well do you know both VMS and Linux Internals?
> > It could be useful to know both, so you will have at least a sort of
> > feeling of how to get from A to B.
> How well do you know both VMS and Linux Internals? I hope there are some
> really knowledgeable people on the project. I know some and I have worked on
> other OSes.
> I had a VMS internals class in 1988.

Sounds very good.

> unstoppable. I reversed engineered some BLISS and MACRO software from the
> VMS source listings, yes I had kernel source listing access, and wrote C

Are you able to reverse engineer things not published in the listings, too?
Do you what is emitted? (Apart from lmf)

> If this project is to "clone" VMS then we need the source listings to get
> the data structures verbatum.

We do not need the listings to get the data structures.
I think almost every kernel data structure is in sys$lib_c.tlb.
Or is something missing?

We ought to keep as much distance to the listings as possible.
There should be enough implementation details in the Internals books.

-Roar Thronæs

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