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Mainframe Linux Mythbusting Was: Using Java in batch on zOS 3814
Paul Gilmartin SNA isn't networking ... at least in the sense used by most of the rest of the world. SNA is quite...

I stupidly bought a 800 meg 8" ESMD hard drive thinking that I was going to expand my Zilog system 8000 model 31. Back then, before 'fdisk' and standard disk IDs, the Unix device driver was hard coded with disk geometries, so it was far from today's plug-and-play. I was starting to learn the internals when I had to move for a new job.

Mainframe Linux Mythbusting Was: Using Java in batch on zOS 3813
Ed Gould re: (Was: Using Java in batch on z-OS?) a lot of the original hasp-jes2 networking code running originally on the internal network still...

After I decomissioned the Zilogs (mostly lack of space), I bought a SCSI to SMD adapter, hoping to protect my disk inventment. The late 80s was the time of such SCSI bridge boards (SCSI to MFM, RLL, ESDI, SMD, QIC, floppy, etc.) to use the older devices until SCSI-native equipment was available. I got hints and clues how to make it work but never found enough source code to get it running. By the time Linux was mature, such support was dropped.

That sounds right, but the drivers were the hard part. A lot of nice hardware is idled by lack of drivers for the newer operating systems and I'm beyond peeed at the atbreastude of the manufacturers that "I can buy it but I don't OWN it" (thus never releasing the tech specs for me to maintain it beyond their "end of life" and lack of support). But that's a rant-n-rave for another time.

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