Subject: Re: okey, its time to get some more terminals.
To: Sheila //or// Bob (depends on who's writing) <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/21/1998 18:24:48
On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Sheila //or// Bob (depends on who's writing) wrote:

> Johnny/Ronny, et al,
> the vector is just that - from PDP11 speak, the Interrupt Vector >>the
> location that an honored devices' interrupt (priority interrupts were
> new to minis then) level pointed to (or the location that held the
> interrupt service routine location).

Eh. The vector gives an address where the pointer to the interrupt service
routine is located. (Along with the PSW to set).
Interupt priority also exists. The pdp-11 have eight levels, IPL0-IPL7,
the VAX have more, sixteen software and sixteen hardware levels, I think
it was (don't care to look it up right now).

> My status on my klutzy PPPD problems.
> I am just finishing an install from NetBSD CD.  I have just finished
> building all hte devices, and am getting ready to check for login on the
> dhv port 0.
> It is built as ttyS0, with an on status in the ttys file.
> Now my dumb question cause I really am getting skittish and nervous
> here:
> Which way does the bulkhead cable assembly plug into the board?  There
> is a red stripe, I thought that went to pin A on the connector on hte
> board.  BUT looking at all the other flat cables in the uVII, the red
> stripe seems to be down.

Actually, the cable works both ways. Kind of amusing, me thinks...

> SO. if i put it in backwards, I can (with my luck) kill some drivers or
> smoke the board. And I probably won't get a long in prompt from a dead
> board.

Nope. Wverything works fine, you just get ttyS0 at the other end of the
distribution panel.


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