[TUHS] UNIX on S/370

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Wed Nov 22 23:40:14 AEST 2017

I can verify that AIX/386 and AIX/370 were a common set of SCCS sources at
Locus when they did the development for IBM.   So if you can find the base
sources for the one you should have much of the other.   There were
obviously some low level tools that were specific to each architecture and
the compiler back ends were different.

I do not have access to any of the that, as I was not *directly* involved
with that project, since I was leading the TNC work for Intel, HP, DEC and
Sun; I was specifically fire walled from the original IBM TCF project at
the time (I was one of the architects and we all got together regularly but
for legal reasons, Locus was careful about who had access to what
sources).    I know folks that did have access to the IBM IP and I can ask
around. i.e. Walker, Joe Hopfield, et al would people to ask, if you can
find them.

On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:38 AM, Kevin Bowling <kevin.bowling at kev009.com>

> 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> 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> 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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