[TUHS] Whence 1st Edition Unix Kernel Assembly?

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Thu Apr 24 10:07:36 AEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 08:27:59AM -1000, Tim Newsham wrote:
> >Humph, I should always delay 5 minutes before e-mailing :-) I just
> >found it at bitsavers:
> >http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/bellLabs/unix/PreliminaryUnixImplementationDocument_Jun72.pdf
> wow, I didn't know that so much of the system was still around somewhere.
> Has anyone started work on typing it in and trying to get a system
> built?

I thought about it a while back, but the potential for OCR errors is high,
and so too the frustration level. I'd say, only if someone was to fund the
work :-)
> How complementary are these listings with the "1972_stuff" on TUHS?

the s2 tape in the PDP-11/Distributions/research/1972_stuff area contains
userland binaries and libraries from 1972, so there's a strong possibility
that the kernel in the PDF document would be able to execute the binaries.


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