Unix for 8080/Z80? [Re: WooHoo!! PC/XT Unix anyone?]

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sat Jan 23 22:43:15 1999

<This notion of cooking up or breathing new life into an old 8-bit model to
<run *NIX is probably a mite more than has been considered for one reason.
<*NIX tends to want to use virtual memory, without which many systems would
<quickly choke. The old CPM-capables don't support VM. A good reason for
<this is probably the lack of performance.

Unix didn't always have the idea of virtual memory. See Minix for an
example of that also V4 and maybe V5 unix didn't either.

Also It's been done! UZI uses the total swaping model, IE: processes are
swaped out of core to make room for others.

Received on Sat Jan 23 1999 - 22:43:15 GMT

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