[TUHS] Xinu in emulation, e.g. SIMH?

Chris Hanson cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Sun Nov 1 13:46:45 AEST 2020

Yeah, Comer’s XINU book at Tannenbaum’s MINIX book are the books from which I learned C, so now that I have an LSI-11 I’d like to get the former running. (I ran MacMinix in the early 1990s, and even published a patch to flush the 68040 caches on context switch so you could leave them enabled…)

  — Chris

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> On Oct 31, 2020, at 6:58 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> Is this Doug Comer's XINU?  I haven't talked to him for a while but he
> was one of my heros like the Bell Labs guys.  I loved his code, it
> was so simple like the Lions doc for v6.
> I can try and drag him to be here, that would be cool.
>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 06:18:03PM -0700, Chris Hanson wrote:
>> Has anyone gotten Xinu running in SIMH? It seems like it should be straightforward to run the "support" utilities under BSD on an emulated VAX and then run Xinu itself on an emulated LSI-11. If anyone's done so, I'd be interested to learn what all you had to do to set it up and get it working.
>>  -- Chris
>>  -- who needs to figure out SIMH config file syntax to match the board set he wants to simulate
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