[TUHS] Old 386 Unix Versions, was: Re: PCC for the i386

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jul 18 10:04:58 AEST 2019

It is an uK.  I have a complete set of doc but I don’t think I have the code at this point. Fyi AT&T was supposed to use Chorus for SVR5 but it never shipped. The chorus folks opened an office in Portland Or.  iirc Michel Gien moved out there for a bit.  [We were working for both OSF and ATT at Locus.  Fun times.  ]

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Jul 17, 2019, at 7:22 PM, Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 17, 2019, at 7:34 AM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 5:28 AM Arrigo Triulzi <arrigo at alchemistowl.org> wrote: 
>>> For example there was Bull’s Chorus which I seem to recall was based on Mach or a competing microkernel (it was a very long time ago and I used it for no mare than about two hours..).
>> Close, not quite.  Contemporaries but not the same.
>> Chorus was a C++ rewrite of Gien's Pascal based 'SOL' systems [Gien M. (1983). “The SOL Operating System”, USENIX Association, 1983, Proceedings of the Summer ‘83 USENIX Conference, Toronto, Canada, July, 1983, Pages 75-78.]
> A good paper on Chorus:
> https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/eab3/b28bebdc202d9c5e2354731bebadf0872aac.pdf
> Apparently Chorus was not "unix" until the SOL team joined them in 1984!
> Its nucleus seem very much like a microkernel.

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