Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Status of subprojects
From: Roar Thronęs (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 11:20:11 CET
On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Christian Lavoie wrote:
> On Martes 08 Enero 2002 04:41, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > For various good and bad reasons, I might end up having to rewrite an
> > > equivalent of the VAXcluster' filesystem for linux.
> Here is a critical word in my message: equivalent.
> Not _cfs_. An _equivalent_. I don't know VMS. Never used it, and unless luck
> decides otherwise, I will most likely never will (yet... see the footnotes)
If "yet", you may then want to go for a hobbyist license, see
> > Is he still looking for the books?
> More or less. I found a couple of other books to teach me in the meantime.
> Those in particular I'll need only if I really go with VMS semantics.
Depends on what is defined as a cluster, and what kind of clustring you
> > They are available from amazon.com, even though the VAXcluster book costs
> > some. I have a feeling he might need the usual Internals book, too.
> > (Locking stuff)
> Ok, now you got my attention: Locking =)
Have you looked at http://www.lustre.org and Braam's stuff in the docs?
> What internals book are you referring to, "Kenah, Lawrence J., Ruth E.
> Goldenberg and Simon F. Bate: VAX/VMS Internals" [as seen at
That seems to be a VMS 4.4 Internals book.
I think it would be better with a more recent book like VAX/VMS 5.2 or
Both of these are available at http://www.abebooks.com, search for:
You may also want to look at online docs at
http://www.openvms.compaq.com/doc/ (clusters included)
On the Unix side, you may want to look at
(It is based on the VMScluster, and has a cfs too)
-- -Roar Thronęs
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