[FreeVMS] Re: Subproject status

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Subproject status
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (joel.k.bertrand@free.fr)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 11:56:52 CET

roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 05:22:44PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>> Hello,
>>I would update the official web page. Thus, I would know the exact names
>>of all contributers and the associated subproject status.
> There is just 2 contributors to CVS per date.

        Maxime !? Do you want to rewrite some systel libs ? (STR$...)
Same question to Damien (MTH$...)...

>>I have seen that a big work has been made on the kernel.
> Just barely started with scheduling, and got one softint (sch$resched).
> Some structures and variables.
>>Well done ! The
>>SRM-like console seems to work on all PC where I can test it. I'm
>>working on a DCL clone (it is on the CVS tree but still embrionic...),
>>I don't know the status of the filesystem. Is it possible to put it on
>>the CVS tree ? And I don't know if someone works on the libraries.
> I am doing something on a "CPU"-library, figuring out how to implement IPLs.
> Need suggestions.
> Currently looking into:
> Logicals (barely started, got minimal stuff tested in userland): on hold
> while doing other stuff.
> Fixing the currently broken md (have not tested since) and smp support.
> (I can not test, because I have no SMP box available)

        I have a SMB box (two PPro), and I can test it.

> Figuring out how to implement system calls/services with more than 6 params.
> Need suggestions.
> We may need someone who has done 386 assembly before to implement this.

        Maybe we can write an announce on a newsgroups which is dedicaded to i386
programmation ?

> Figuring out what to do next with scheduling/process/timing.
> Needless to say, we are a bit understaffed regarding the kernel.

        I believe... I can help you, but I'm working on a DLC like...

> Some of this is stated in the freevms/linux/2do file.
> Suggestions:
> Could someone look into how to implement memory management?
> (I suppose it must be changed in it's entirity, but we must have compatibility
> wrappers)

        We are about 30 to read this mailing list. I hope that we can find some
volunteers ;-)

        I have compiled the last patch (with a 2.4.16 kernel). The kernel boot
(on my laptop), but returns a kernel panic when it attemps to start
init. If I have some time this afternoon, I will try to fixe this
trouble. I have tried to boot with (under my console) :

>>> set root (hd0,4)
>>> set boot_cmd /boot/vms init=/bin/bash 3 ro root=/dev/hda5
>>> boot

without any other result...



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