2.9BSD: mbuf.h

Warren Toomey wkt at henry.cs.adfa.edu.au
Wed Feb 17 15:26:09 AEST 1999

In article by Steven M. Schultz:
> Hi -
> > I'm trying to compile a 2.9BSD kernel using the distribution from the
> > pups archive.
> > Make:  Don't know how to make /usr/include/sys/mbuf.h.  Stop.
> > Does anyone know where I can find a copy of this file?
> 	That's not _all_ your missing ;-)
> 	Unless you have the 1985 Seismo (or Harvard - depends where you
> 	got the tape from) update tape to 2.9 the networking code won't
> 	compile much less run.  Been there, done that.  It was a fun couple
> 	weeks coming to the realization that the networking code hadn't
> 	been fully integrated and compiled in 2.9
> 	I believe the 2.9-Seismo update is in the PUPS archive (should be
> 	on the CD but my memory isn't ECC these days ;-)).  It's a fairly
> 	painful upgrade process because it changes the a.out header format
> 	for overlaid processes (goes from 7 to 15 overlays).  If you're not
> 	real careful you'll have (as I did ;-)) a real mess:  can't finish
> 	the upgrade because the old kernel doesn't support the new overlaid
> 	processes but you can't build a new kernel because doing so needs
> 	those processes.  Something like that.  It was "interesting" ;)
> 	Steven Schultz

Don't worry, Nicholas is trying to patch 2.9 to get it to run on a Pro. 
I'm sure he will keep us informed :-)



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