[TUHS] forgotten versions

Rob Pike robpike at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 18:53:03 AEST 2022

Aha, yes, my mistake, sorry about that. I bet I misread that mail because
of the mention of a Sun port, which put me in a nostalgic (read: resentful)

Anyway, knowing about the Plan 9 VAX kernel might be interesting, but the
kernel itself was not.


On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 6:17 PM Angelo Papenhoff <aap at papnet.eu> wrote:

> I wasn't talking about Plan 9, but it's interesting to know that there
> was an attempt at a VAX kernel.
> On 19/06/22, Rob Pike wrote:
> > The VAX Plan 9 kernel isn't worth anything. It never worked, was never
> > used, and was abandoned completely when better SMP machines started
> > appearing. The VAX code wasn't even ported, as I remember it; Ken and I
> > started over from scratch with a pair of 4-core SGI machines with MIPS
> CPUs
> > and wackadoo synchronization hardware.
> >
> > -rob
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