[SunRescue] Calling OBP Forth from Solaris

Brian McCloskey checkinmystyle at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 25 13:41:22 CDT 2000

well, you should be able to get all the obp manuals in pdf format from 
docs.sun.com, but i don't know enough forth to know how to do it. i do know, 
that if you can do it with forth, you should be able to just put it in 
nvramrc. its basically a forth script.


>From: Martin Frost <martin at dsres.com>
>Reply-To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>To: Sun Rescue <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [SunRescue] Calling OBP Forth from Solaris
>Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 19:25:48 +0100
>Sorry that this is off-topic. To bring it back on-topic, there
>is a 3/50 on offer for anyone who can answer the questions...
>Is there any way to call OBP Forth words once Solaris is up?
>I know that the kernel can do it, because I've seen the bits
>in the OpenBSD kernel source which do this.
>Does Solaris provide any sort of system call, ioctl, etc which
>offers this facility to user-level (well, root-level) processes?
>Also, does anyone know if it's possible to permanently alias
>one Forth word to another? I'm sure it must be possible with
>the nvramrc facility, but I don't have enough documentation
>to figure it out. (All the manpages seem to reference extra
>manuals that I don't have.)
>Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at sunhelp.org

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