Number: 135

Date: 17-Mar-84  0':24':29

Submitter: Masinter.PA


Subject: Prometheus/Othello installs VMEM too small': can hit bad spots (cf AR#379)

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Description: '
The InstallLispTool has been fixed to install Interlisp-D virtual memory larger than the size of the sysout tool. However, it is still the case that the Installation Utility (which is Prometheus+script) uses the old style of installation. This is serious because the virtual memory is not allocated in a way that avoids bad pages, which can lead to serious problems running Interlisp on disks with bad spots.'
Date': 26 Mar 84 17':42 PST'
This AR would be obsoleted by AR#379'
Date':  4 May 84 12':45 PDT'
Subject': Re': ARS 135 AND 793'
In-reply-to': JFung.pasa''s message of 4 May 84 09':01':12 PDT (Friday)'
To': JFung.pasa'
If you need the sources for prometheus, they are obtainable. I had copies of them all at one time and can get them again.'
The reason why enhancing prometheus is still a good idea is that people still load sysouts directly onto their lisp volumes using prometheus.'
Cutting that off as a possibility would make using Interlisp-D on an 1108 less convenient in those instances (e.g., setting up for a demo with a disk, you can now just configure the disk, install lisp and go; you don''t have to go thru the step of installing the InstallLispTool before installing the sysout.)'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date:  7-May-84  8':46':42

Attn: JFung.pasa

Assigned To: 



System: Other Software

Subsystem: Installation Utility

Machine: 1108


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Memory Size: 

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Serious

Priority: Absolutely

Status: Open

Problem Type: Bug

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