AW: AW: When did Memory- and IO Protection Emerge (Esp. in Minis)?
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Thu May 5 14:50:43 CDT 2016
On 2016-05-05 2:55 PM, Gottfried Specht wrote:
> Thanks, Erik.
> How do I remember this ca. 40 years later?
> Well, while servicing these systems they would frequently stop with a "Memory Protect Error" (various Operating Systems).
> Guess what the intuitive action was: Replace the "Memory Protect Board" - which n e v e r fixed the problem.
> So digging into the technology it became clear, that the Memory Protect Board in these cases had only fulfilled its duty: protect the memory below the fence register from some other piece of hardware (usually a processor or DMA-board) running havoc in memory. That learning stuck ...
Well, at least the directive wasn't "remove the Memory Protect board"? :-)
> Kind regards,
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> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Im Auftrag von Erik Baigar
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2016 10:36
> An: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Betreff: Re: AW: When did Memory- and IO Protection Emerge (Esp. in Minis)?
> On Wed, 4 May 2016, Gottfried Specht wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether it qualifies for your full list, but the HP2100A
>> (that came out in 1971) had a "Memory Protect" hardware that
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