[TUHS] 211bsd kermit working

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 07:31:36 AEST 2020

Well, that sure sounds easy. I found the core file and figured out that:

adb /usr/new/kermit kermit.core

was the incantation to load stuff into adb. $c is the stack trace:
0177520: ~signal(016,01) from ~sysinit+034
0177542: ~sysinit() from ~main+010
0177560: _main() from start+0104
adb> ^D

If this means it got signal 16... or 1 from the sysinit call (called 
from main), then according to man signal 16's urgent condition present 
on socket, and 01's just hangup. 's all greek to me at this point. I'm 
super new to adb. I tried your approach adb /usr/new/kermit and it 
brought up the adb prompt, so I gather it works that way too, but I 
couldn't figure out how to run it from there. A quick perusal of the adb 
man page didn't really help. I'm off to finish reading the ADB tutorial 
that I bailed on last week in v7 after I hit the there's no fcreat in v7 
issue  :).


On 8/9/20 4:12 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
> try this: adb /usr/new/kermit
> Then run it and let it crash.  You'll get an adb prompt, look at the 
> stack and see what system call number was pushed.
> I suspect it a versioning issue that Warner has been discussing as 2.X 
> changed over time.
> That said, it might just be easier to try to recompile c-kermit.
> Clem
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 5:06 PM Will Senn <will.senn at gmail.com 
> <mailto:will.senn at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I'm running 211bsd pl 431 in SimH on FreeBSD. I've got networking
>     working on a tap interface both inbound and outbound. I still have
>     a few issues hanging around that are bugging me, but I'll
>     eventually get to them. One that is of concern at the moment is
>     kermit. It is in the system under /usr/new/kermit. When I call it,
>     I get:
>     kermit
>     Bad system call - core dumped
>     I don't see core anywhere and if I did, I'd need to figure out
>     what to do with it anyway (mabye adb), but I'm wondering if
>     anyone's used kermit successfully who is on pl 431 or knows what's
>     going on?
>     Thanks,
>     Will
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