[TUHS] Uwisc4.3 question...
neozeed at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 03:32:33 AEST 2009
If you could find a relase notification, or any docs on this releas
that'd be cool...
As for the lore of UWisc & SunOS... I've never heard any of that
before, so it's all interesting to me!
All I vaugely know about SunOS is that it picked up when Bill Joy
joined SUN, it involved the 68000 cpu stuff
prior to the whole SPARC thing.. I've seen that TME thing and seen
someone get SunOS running under it.. It seemed
pretty neat, but I've always personally wondered about the fesability
of somehow emulating a SUN-1.. Eventhough SunOS 0.7
was just a v7 port by Unisoft (so says wikipedia).. which I highly
doubt would be open for redistribution..
As for the source to SunOS I had heard in college it was open to
educational stuff, but my crappy school wasn't interested in asking as
it would seem like "work".. Heh, I've always wondered if there were
ports of SunOS to the vax or something un sunlike...
I guess that is the fate of most unix'y stuff...
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Larry McVoy <lm at bitmover.com> wrote:
> I was around UWisc when people were working on this. I could track down
> some names. Last I heard Tad was at Legato as CTO. Dave Cohrs was
> around then, he might know.
> This is a fairly interesting chunk of code because when I like through
> it, it looks a lot like the SunOS 4.x VFS layer (I worked at Sun in
> the kernel group right after that stuff got done). A lot of the
> kernel folk at Sun were ex-Wisconsin people, back then Wisconsin
> was quite the hackers school. The guy who did the VM system at
> Sun, the basis for most modern VM systems, came from Wisconsin.
> I watched him do a BSD port to an HP machine in 2 days once.
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:53:07AM -0400, Jason Stevens wrote:
>> I went ahead and downloaded this [
>> http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/4BSD/Distributions/thirdparty/UWisc4.3/ ],
>> made up some tape images and installed it on SIMH... And what I found
>> is that as far as I can tell there is *NO* information about this
>> All I can find is that it includes the vfs layer from SunOS and it's
>> NFS... It looks like beta software from the root user being "The Not
>> Ready for Prime Time Super User".
>> There is also a tadl user, Tad Lebeck which I think is from "Storage
>> Anyways it seems absent from the UNIX tree, and just about anywhere
>> from google's search of usenet, other then a single node running this
>> back in the UUCP days..
>> So is this a unique build of 4.3, is it it's own thing? Should it be
>> added to the unix tree? Did it get rolled back into RENO?
>> It does appear to be dead end, but I haven't combed that much thru it..
>> FWIW here is the UUCP entry I found...
>> #N eedsp
>> #S Vax 11/780; 4.3+NFS Wisconsin Unix
>> #O School of Electrical Engineering
>> #C Deborah J. Jackson
>> #E gt-eedsp!deb
>> #T +1 404 894 3058
>> #P School of EE, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, 30332
>> #L 84 23 43 W / 33 46 30 N
>> #W eedsp!deb (Deb Jackson); Wed Jul 19 11:35:13 EDT 1989
>> And for the heck of it, a bootup log..
>> loading ra(0,0)boot
>> : ra(0,0)vmunix
>> 290188+89696+102928 start 0x12f8
>> 4.3 BSD UNIX #3: Mon Dec 29 11:54:56 CST 1986
>> tadl at brie:/usr/src/bsd/4.3/sys/GENERIC
>> real mem = 8388608
>> SYSPTSIZE limits number of buffers to 134
>> avail mem = 7136256
>> using 134 buffers containing 524288 bytes of memory
>> mcr0 at tr1
>> mcr1 at tr2
>> uba0 at tr3
>> hk0 at uba0 csr 177440 vec 210, ipl 15
>> rk0 at hk0 slave 0
>> rk1 at hk0 slave 1
>> rk2 at hk0 slave 2
>> rk3 at hk0 slave 3
>> uda0 at uba0 csr 172150 vec 774, ipl 15
>> ra0 at uda0 slave 0
>> zs0 at uba0 csr 172520 vec 224, ipl 15
>> ts0 at zs0 slave 0
>> dz0 at uba0 csr 160100 vec 300, ipl 15
>> dz1 at uba0 csr 160110 vec 310, ipl 15
>> dz2 at uba0 csr 160120 vec 320, ipl 15
>> dz3 at uba0 csr 160130 vec 330, ipl 15
>> Changing root device to ra0a
>> Automatic reboot in progress...
>> Sat Mar 21 16:45:41 PST 1987
>> /dev/ra0a: 355 files, 5885 used, 1544 free (8 frags, 192 blocks, 0.1% fragmion)
>> /dev/rra0g: 12289 files, 65182 used, 180043 free (275 frags, 22471
>> /dev/rra0h: 2 files, 9 used, 138575 free (15 frags, 17320 blocks, 0.0% fragtion)
>> Sat Mar 21 16:45:49 PST 1987
>> /dev/ra0a mounted on /
>> /dev/ra0g mounted on /usr
>> /dev/ra0h mounted on /mnt
>> starting rpc daemons: portmap rpcd.
>> starting system logger
>> starting local deamons: routed sendmail biod.
>> preserving editor files
>> clearing /tmp
>> standard daemons: update cron.
>> starting network daemons: inetd printer.
>> Sat Mar 21 16:45:54 PST 1987
>> Wisconsin UNIX (myname console)
>> 4.3+NFS > V.*
>> login: root
>> Last login: Sat Mar 21 16:44:51 on console
>> 4.3 BSD UNIX #3: Mon Dec 29 11:54:56 CST 1986
>> You have mail.
>> Don't login as root, use su
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