[OT] Old Timers Please? Vintage 1989 problem

Cynthia Higginbotham cyhiggin at republicofnewhome.org
Wed Apr 21 19:27:49 PDT 2004


On Wednesday 21 April 2004 10:54 am, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Dagmar d'Surreal enlightened us
>
> > On Sun, 2004-04-11 at 13:14, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> > > Dagmar d'Surreal enlightened us
> > >
> > > > On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 21:56, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> > > > > Oh christ this thing *is* oooooold.  What hardware is it on and
> > > > > what exactly is he trying to do with it?  More details might
> > > > > stimulate my memory.  (I was mainly "working" remotely on these
> > > > > back then.  Heh)
>
> Wanna see some 1895 scripting er... 1985 scripting? I thought folks
> might be interested, so I attached one. The thing is ATE - Automated
> Test Equipment - worth going after.
>
> Anyone remember what either of these did? (Wild guesses follow)

> bstat ? Bind statistics ?
> xmem ? Some primitive memory management tool?

Wild guess: since there's a reference to an xmem device, possibly eXtended 
MEMory?  (Though I recall that as being a 8086/80286 issue, don't know about 
memory management on Motorola CPUs).

Google turns up some fascinating items associated with those two terms...

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