Fwd: RSTS strange problem

From: Ron Hudson <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun Sep 19 01:49:15 2004

More info..

I can edit files if I am logged in as 100,1 but if I change files in
1,2 they disappear at running $shutup. I visited the computer history
museum today and showed someone there the problem, and they
suggested I "crash" the system instead of running shutup... tty.cmd
remained afterward. It seems
like shutup is doing somthing to try to protect the system by deleteing
an edited system file.

Other History...
> Ron> There is a problem when I am logged to my RSTS/E(simh) in as
> Ron> [1,2].
> Ron> I recently have been trying to edit my tty.cmd file, I am using
> Ron> teco, I edit the file making a change, I save the file with the
> Ron> teco command ex$$, ($=escape). Once out of teco I type tty.cmd
> Ron> to verify my changes. I then use pip to copy tty.cmd to tty.bak
> Ron> and tty.old .
> Ron> Then I shutdown RSTS/E and restart - to make sure my changes
> Ron> work.
> Ron> On reboot RSTS can't run tty.cmd - claims it can't even find it.
> Ron> Of course the startup procedure stops at that point so a lot of
> Ron> other things don't get done (loading error managers, spool
> Ron> managers, batch manager and defining CCL are the main things)
> Ron> While in this state directory (run $direct) cant find tty.* none
> Ron> of the tty files I copied remain..
> Ron> I even tried saving a file named cmd.tty and it vanished too.
> Ron> I type a new tty.cmd from scratch (using teco or pip) and reboot
> Ron> and now **all** of them are back.
> Ron> 8^P What's up?
> Sounds like a corrupt file structure.
> Try the "clean" option in INIT (Refresh command) at boot.

I did try this, it does not seem to help.

> paul

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ron Hudson <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
> Date: September 17, 2004 10:01:06 PM PDT
> To: Classic Computers <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
> Subject: RSTS strange problem
> Reply-To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
> <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
> Ok,
> I have repeated it again... and typed out all the files before I
> rebooted - they disappeared again.
> I ran option:RES Clean then booted again. They were still gone.
> It's funny that all the files I touched disappeared..
> Perhaps this is a clue... What is SY0: as contrast to SY: and DL0:
> (all the same drive?)
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