[pups] [TUHS] Ancient Unixes
ggs at shiresoft.com
Tue Apr 25 07:00:27 AEST 2006
On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 16:44 -0500, Norman Wilson wrote:
> Bill Cunningham:
> I am copying all I can from the unix archive and will burn it to cd
> because I know how precious they are. But what I was thinking was v5,6,7 for
> example. Take them and add USB support. Linux would be a good example from
> which to draw from. Because it's Posix. Much more could be adde to /dev.
> Has anyone ever made a UNIBUS or Qbus USB card?
The problem isn't so much the hardware, it's the software. A USB stack
(OHCI/UHCI) isn't exactly small and I doubt you could create a driver
stack that would fit in a PDP-11's 16 bit address space (ie TCP/IP is a
stretch in that it only works on systems with 22-bit addressing and I'd
say that a USB stack is *at least* as complicated as a TCP/IP stack).
TTFN - Guy
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