[FreeVMS] Re: Status of subprojects


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Status of subprojects
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (joel.k.bertrand@free.fr)
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 12:52:02 CET


roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 11:14:53AM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>I would know the status of all subprojects to update the FreeVMS web page.
>>
>
> Logicals still on hold.
> Still doing scheduling, and have had to do something on ASTs and Event Flags.
> I am currently looking into I/O.
>
> It seems this is a case of:
> If you say A, you also got to say B. You can avoid it for a while, you can
> work around it for some time, but eventually you have to say B.
>
> BTW, we are still understaffed regarding kernel development.
>
>
>>SRM bootloader seems to work on all i386 arch. I will write the sparc
>>support when I have more time to write the sparc version of the
>>kernel... Thus, this subproject is completed since another arch will be
>>supported by the kernel.
>>
>
> 64-bit Sparc?

        I hanen't any sun4u, only sun4c and sun4m at home...

> You have done Sparc assembly and such low-level on Sparc before?

        Yes, sparc32 assembly.

>>Filesystems ? We have two subprojects, a cluster filesystem and the
>>ODS2/5 support.
>>
>
> Who is working on the cfs?
> (I think we will need a lot of kernel functionality before we can do cfs)

        cfs is a subproject which is avalaible with a official linux kernel. I
don't know if the developer reads this mail ing list. If not, I will
recontact him by mail.

>>Help pages ? Thierry ?
>>
>
> Need LBR first?
>
>
>>System libraries ?
>>
>
> A lot of library functions seem to have corresponding system services,
> which again require kernel functionality.
> (I might get a few more library calls done when the kernel funtionality
> gets a bit more fleshed out)
>
> The big clue seems to be getting more work done with kernel functionality.
>
>
>>DCL subproject is currently sleeping... I have made a bad choice, I know
>>how I must rewrite the DCL kernel, but I don't have time enough :-(
>>Maybe a new version for the next month...
>>
>
> You have looked at the CLI part of the Process Dynamics chapter?
> Of course, not everything can be implemented that way until we get more
> VMS kernel functionality, but you will have to do some work-arounds until
> then.

        For me, a first DCL clone is only a command line interpreter.

>>Fileutils ? Why not reuse a modified version of the gnu fileutils ?
>>
>
> Possible, since the functionality is about the same.

        Regards,

        JKB

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