I've assembled some notes from old manuals and other sources
on the formats used for on-disk file systems through the
Additional notes, comments on style, and whatnot are welcome.
(It may be sensible to send anything in the last two categories
directly to me, rather than to the whole list.)
> for new code (and Sys V is mostly new enough, unlike Unix V32) after
Hmm. I'm coming into this late so maybe I'm not seeing the full context.
If the statement is that V32 != Sys V I have to disagree, I've read all
of 32V source (kernel and user and I mean all of it. It's not like I
had deep understanding of every line but my eyes have seen every line
of code in 32V, it's not that big). I've also read large chunks of
Sys V - not all of it, but depending on the release, fairly large
chunks, like 80% or more.
The idea that most stuff was rewritten in Sys V is not true, not even
slightly true. I dunno if that is what is being claimed but if it is
that's silly. Most of the stuff is the same, especially in userspace
but also in the kernel, tons of the kernel is unchanged.
Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.comhttp://www.bitkeeper.com
Since SGI is EOL'ing IRIX at the end of the year, has anyone asked
them if they would donate it's source ( under some sort of OSI
license of course ) to the UNIX archive?
Or is there too much SysV code in it?
It would be cool to have easy access to the older IRIX versions for
older SGI hardware.
Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
... I am using an Apple Macintosh to design the Cray-3
supercomputer. -- Seymour Cray, 1986
Hi. Has anyone managed to compile a version of the original BSD vi under
Linux? I'm looking from something from the 4.3 to 4.4 vintage sources.
I made a stab at the Open Solaris version of vi, but could only get so
Caldera changed very drastically as a company at the time it changed
its name to SCO). Ancient Unix was opened up in January of 2002. In
June of that year, the CEO of Caldera was forcibly replaced with an
M$-backed anti-open source crusader. It was at that point that Caldera
stopped selling its Linux distro, changed its name to SCO and started
suing any company involved with Linux.
On 11/28/06, Robert Tillyard <rob(a)vetsystems.com> wrote:
> On 28 Nov 2006, at 13:17, Michael Kerpan wrote:
> > That would never happen as it's SCO, not Novell, that owns System V
> > and SCO is a M$-funded anti-open source crusader.
> Didn't SCO open up the early UNIX versions on TUHS now? and I thought
> that previously Caldera had opened some old OSs like DR-DOS or CP-M.
> Regards, Rob.