VAXen and minimal memory (was Re: The PDP11/04 has landed..)

Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) stefan.skoglund at
Thu Feb 11 18:08:28 CST 2016

tor 2016-02-11 klockan 13:41 -0800 skrev Glen Slick: 
> My memories from the early 1980s are of a room full of undergrads
> working on rows of VT100s (maybe 50+ at least?) on a DECSYSTEM-2065
> running TOPS-20.
> Things usually seemed to run pretty well on that system, until the
> night before programming assignments were due.
> Nothing quite like a room full of VT100s beeping in unison and
> printing the dreaded "%DECSYSTEM-20 not running" message when things
> hit the maximum load, followed by waiting for the system to restart
> and hoping your work in progress was saved recently.

I'm to young but in my case it was:
NFS server gandalf not responding, still trying

For the next two-thre-eight hours until the institutions admins
came and restarted the poor 4/490.

That poor NFS-server had Fujitsu IP-disks

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