[TUHS] Documentation on MERT added to TUHS

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Aug 3 10:14:23 AEST 2022

Was MERT anything like Victor Yodaiken's RT linux?  He did a real
time kernel that ran all of Unix as the idle process in the real
time kernel.  It was pretty slick, unfortunately Wind River bought
it and killed it so it wasn't competition to their less well thought
out system.

Victor's paper is here http://mcvoy.com/lm/papers/rtlmanifesto.pdf

On Tue, Aug 02, 2022 at 05:07:25PM -0700, Heinz Lycklama wrote:
> The MERT (Multi-Environment Real-Time) system was developed
> at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ by myself and
> Doug Bayer in the mid 1970's on a DEC PDP 11/45 computer.
> MERT was picked up by the UNIX Support Group (USG) in 1977 and
> has been distributed and supported throughout the Bell System.
> The MERT Manual consists of both the MERT Programmer's
> Manual and the UNIX Programmer's Manual. You can find
> all of this documentation at:
> ?????? 1. https://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Documentation/Manuals/MERT_Release_0/
> The hosting of this manual online was made possible by Clem Cole's
> painstaking efforts to scan in and organize the hundreds of pages
> in the hard copy MERT Manual. Clem had previously scanned in
> my Technical Memoranda documenting my work at Bell Labs in
> the 1970's on MERT, LSX, Mini-UNIX and the Mini-Computer
> Satellite Processor System:
> ?????? 2.
> https://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Documentation/TechReports/Heinz_Tech_Memos/
> The monthly UNIX Technology Advisor newsletter published
> in 1989 and 1990 contains articles written by some of the leading
> open systems industry pioneers. The first issue is available online here:
> ?????? 3. https://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Documentation/Unix_Advisor/
> I want to thank Warren Toomey for providing and maintaining
> the TUHS.org <https://www.tuhs.org/> platform for the hosting of this
> historical information
> on UNIX systems for the community.
> Heinz Lycklama

Larry McVoy            Retired to fishing           http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/boat

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