What *was* the Tahoe?

Kirk McKusick mckusick at mckusick.com
Mon Nov 23 16:05:13 AEST 1998

	Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 20:14:04 -0500
	From: mxs46 at k2.scl.cwru.edu (Michael Sokolov)
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	Subject: Re: What *was* the Tahoe?
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	   Tim Shoppa <SHOPPA at trailing-edge.com> writes:
	> I've been looking over the 4.3BSD Tahoe and Reno distributions
	> available in the PUPS archive, and have (what I hope) is a rather
	> simple question:
	>   What is the "Tahoe"?
	I have been pondering over the same question for a LONG
	time, and I would love to know the answer to it, as would
	Rick Copeland. The ex-CSRG folks are probably the only
	people on the planet who know the answer, and it looks like
	Marshall Kirk McKusick is the only one of them on this list.
	Kirk, do you have any insight?
	   Michael Sokolov
	   Phone: 440-449-0299 (Home) 216-217-2579 (Cellular)
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Tahoe was the internal "code" name that Computer Consoles Inc used
for their Power 6/32 processor. Many of their early changes to BSD
were labelled:
#ifdef tahoe
to identify the 6/32 specific code. So, when we did the port we
just called it Tahoe because its prime purpose was to add support
for the CCI 6/32 machine.

	Kirk McKusick

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