[TUHS] UNIX on S/370

Kevin Bowling kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Wed Nov 22 19:38:00 AEST 2017

I was asking about s/370 UNIX flavors

I can help you with AIX for i386, I’m probably one of the main “historians”
for that vintage of IBM stuff.. here ya go http://ps-2.kev009.com/aixps2/.
All the docs are scattered on my server there. It WILL run under
virtualization but is picky anout which. Google will point you to guides.

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Wesley Parish <wobblygong at gmail.com> wrote:

> As would I. I'd also be interested in that i386 AIX Clem mentioned.
> It would be interesting studying the different ways the *BSD and the
> SVR4 and the AIX people etc adapted the Unix code to the i386
> architecture. It'd make an interesting topic for discussion. (Likewise
> in comparison with the "native" i80x86 Unix-like OSes like Coherent,
> Minix and Linux. :)
> Wesley Parish
> On 11/22/17, Kevin Bowling <kevin.bowling at kev009.com <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > I'm also interested if any of these s/370 *ix ever escaped captivity.
> > The earliest stuff may be covered by Novell's grant of early code.
> > I'd be willing to pay for a lawyer to help liberate any contested
> > material.
> >
> > I have an R/390 (1990s era), z800 (2000s era) and z114 (2010s era) at
> > home.  And Hercules.  Would be fun to run *ix on any of them.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 5:57 PM, Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >> Recent commentary on porting led me to read the article on porting
> >> UNIX to S/370 (https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/otherports/ibm.pdf
> )
> >> to support 5ESS development because the existing PDP11s were being
> >> overwhelmed.  I confess to not having this read this before and find
> >> it interesting.  Any recollections from anyone on the matter.  And
> >> whatever happened to it?
> >>
> >> N.
> >
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