Diablo 30 disks and failure

Josh Dersch derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Tue Sep 21 01:30:05 CDT 2010



On 9/20/2010 6:30 PM, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
>
>
> Didn't the Perq scavenger have a vulture cursor? I vaguely remember that.
> (I did our first data sheets on he Perq with Metaform, printed on a 
> Xerox 2700? laser printer)
>
> Peter Wallace
>

Yup: http://yahozna.dyndns.org/projects/PERQemu/scavenger.jpg

The "garbage" on the screen is simply the memory of Scavenger as it 
runs; the window size is reduced so that Scavenger has more memory to 
run in on low-memory systems.  (It also doubles as a progress indicator 
of sorts...)

- Josh



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