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From: d...@uiucuxc.CSO.UIUC.EDU
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Subject: 4.3BSD for the AT
Message-ID: <21900172@uiucuxc>
Date: Mon, 8-Sep-86 22:33:00 EDT
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Nf-From: uiucuxc.CSO.UIUC.EDU!doug    Sep  8 21:33:00 1986

I am wondering how many people have heard through the grapevine of
my project to port 4.3BSD to the AT.  If you have heard please
drop me a short note on how you found out about the project.

Thanks in advance,

Doug Gilmore

P.S.:  I am sorry I do not have the time give a progress report.  I can
say that a distribution that is usable by those comfortable with
kernel hacking should be ready in several weeks.  The project is a pro
bona effort in the Berkeley Unix tradition.  Your institution will be
able to receive a copy of it if it has a System V.3 license.  There
will most likely be a small distribution fee.

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From: d...@uiucuxc.CSO.UIUC.EDU
Newsgroups: net.micro.pc
Subject: 4.3BSD for the PC-AT
Message-ID: <21900184@uiucuxc>
Date: Mon, 3-Nov-86 03:46:00 EST
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Nf-From: uiucuxc.CSO.UIUC.EDU!doug    Nov  3 02:46:00 1986

I am putting together an alpha release tape that I will be happy to 
send to those who are willing to help out with the porting 
process.  If you are interested, send me a message and I will
contact you about the details.  Note that the native development 
environment has not been ported yet so you will need to use a VAX 
running 4.2/3BSD for compilation.  At the moment only a driver 
for the Ungermann Bass ethernet card is written though it would 
be straight forward to write drivers for other ethernet boards.  
AT&T licensing restrictions require that your institution be 
licensed for System V release 3.

Only drivers for the hard disk, and an async. port (used as a 
console) have been written.  Also the swapped-based memory 
management code has not been debugged.  The current plan is not 
to put any effort into debugging swapping since a virtual 
segmentation System V kernel will soon be available from 
AT&T/Intel and it seems more reasonble to spend the time 
integrating and debugging that code instead.

Doug Gilmore

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