[rescue] VAXstation questions

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue May 13 15:10:46 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 01:17 PM, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>>    You mentioned this is new territory for you...don't be dismayed at
>> those 12MB/16MB figures...that's actually a good bit of memory in a
>> VAX.  VAX processors are VERY memory efficient.  16MB on a VAX is 
>> about
>> as useful as 32MB-48MB on a SPARC, for example
> I though Vax didn't support dynamic libraries - urban legend?

   That's an OS thing, not a hardware or architectural thing.  You're 
probably thinking of Ultrix on VAX, which didn't (if memory serves) 
support shared libraries.  There's nothing about the VAX architecture, 
or any implementation of that architecture, that prevents the 
implementation of shared libraries.

   NetBSD/vax, for example, got shared libraries upwards of five years 


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