PDP-11 addressing question and a model round-up

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Mon Feb 14 14:59:51 2005

Pete Turnbull wrote:
> However, early versions of
> the KDF11-A had 18-bit ODT while later versions, and all KDF11-Bs, had
> 22-bit ODT. All would still happily cope with 22-bit memory under
> control of the MMU (as far as I remember -- someone please correct me
> if I'm mistaken), providing they are in a 22-bit backplane.

Are you sure that there was a difference in the ODT? I thought the
ODT was the same in all F11 chipsets, and the difference was purely
a matter of whether the KTF11 MMU was installed, and whether the module
wired the top four address lines to the bus.

Hmmm... makes me wonder whether ODT on a system without the MMU installed
can access physical memory above the 28KW mark. I may have to try that.

Received on Mon Feb 14 2005 - 14:59:51 GMT

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