[TUHS] shared memory on Unix

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 05:55:02 AEST 2017

Speaking of this, I remember at the 1980 usenix the discussion of how UCB
folks had done a one wire change to allow MFPU (move from previous user
space) to function in user mode, thus allowing a kind of weird not quite
shared memory IPC.

Good times, when you could rip open the machine and make it better ...


On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:44 AM Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > From: "Steve Johnson"
>     > The meetings went on for over a year, but _I NEVER MET WITH THE SAME
>     > PERSON TWICE!_ It seemed that the only thing the marketing group knew
>     > how to do was reorganize the marketing group...
> Shades of SI:Electric-Marketing (I _think_ that was its name) on the
> Symbolics
> LISP Machine...
> (For those who never had the joy of seeing this, it randomly drew a bunch
> of
> boxes with people in them on the screen in a hierarchy, connected them, and
> then started randomly moving the boxes around... I wonder if the source
> still exists - or, better yet, a video of it running? Probably not, alas.)
>        Noel
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