Subject: Re: porting NetBSD to MainFrame ?
To: None <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-ports
Date: 09/02/1999 21:16:59 wrote:

> Anyone ever done assembly on one of the IBM 360/70/90 beasts??  Man those 4K
> pages were a pain...

Yes, they sure were. ;-)

> Personally, I think trying to port any of the *nix's to the IBM 3x0 machines
> would be a royal pain...  the I/O channel architecture would be quite an
> effort to try and incorportate into the system, and how exactly would you
> plan on handling those 3270/80-type bi-sync terminals that operate
> half-duplex in line-by-line mode...  the old IBM's seem to like dealing with
> everything like a deck of punched cards (yuck).

Several *ix systems have been ported to mainframes.  I might even be able
to get hold of some old source if anyone is seriously interested.

Are there any 370 emulators for PCs?


        -- Lennart