[TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other

Rudi Blom rudi.j.blom at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 16:38:02 AEST 2017


>Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:58:59 -0500
>From: Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>
>To: Nick Downing <downing.nick at gmail.com>
>Cc: Jason Stevens <jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com>,
>        "tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org" <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
>Subject: Re: [TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other
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>On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:29 PM, Nick Downing <downing.nick at gmail.com> wrote:

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>Anyway, Tru64 is based on OSF/1 but also has a lot of DEC proprietary
>things (like TruClusters and anything Alpha specific) that goes beyond the
>based OSF license, so you need the HP clearance before any of that can be
>made available [same is true for HP/UX of course].   To my knowledge,
>DEC/Compaq/HP never released the sources to Tru64 (or HP/UX) to the world
>they way Sun did for Solaris, which in the case of Tru64 is sort of shame.
>there is some every good stuff in there like the file systems, the lock
>managers, cluster scaling, messaging, etc - which would be nice to compare
>to today's solutions.   Since HP did have a bought out AT&T license, that
>clearly could have done so, but I do not think anyone left there to make
>that decision - sigh.

As far as I know only the TRU64 Advanced File System (aka AdvFS) has
been released to the OpenSource community, in 2008. Status now unknown
(to me)

See also
. http://advfs.sourceforge.net
. https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/download-tru64-unix-advanced-filesystem-advfs-sourcecode.html

Cheers,
rudi


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