Oracle FAQ Your Portal to the Oracle Knowledge Grid

Home -> Community -> Mailing Lists -> Oracle-L -> RE: OT_RE:_Réf._:_Re:_asy

RE: OT_RE:_Réf._:_Re:_asy

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 12:12:57 -0800
Message-ID: <>

OK, I make a REAL effort not to reply to The List on OTs, but this one crosses the line.

NT is NOT, I repeat, *NOT* based on VMS, VAX/VMS, OpenVMS, or whatever anyone wants to call it these days (besides dead). While Dave Cutler was co-designer of VMS, along with Mr. Hustvedt (sp?), he hasn't touched it since v3, I believe. Some of the original design of VMS came along with Dave, but the implementation left much for me to desire.

Some of the things in NT that may have come from VMS are process protected memory, preemptive multitasking (although NT only has 3 priorities, Tuke 5, VMS 64), working sets, and paged and nonpaged pools. Then again, most of those are available on my Amiga.

Some major things in VMS that (probably) are not in NT: true clustering with distributed lock management (or did they ever properly fix Chihuahua Pack, erm, "Wolfpack"?), asynchronous system traps, batch queuing, comprehensive error logging, 64-bit virtual addressing, designated swap and page space, secure password authentication, scalability, reliability, and not having to reboot everytime I want to add a freaking screen saver for Pete's sake.

And whose idea was it to integrate the *video* into the NT kernel?

At least it's Payday and Beer Day, so I'm going to go now. Just my .02. :)

[soapbox: off]

Rich Jesse                          System/Database Administrator             Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: paquette stephane [mailto:stephane_paquette_at_YAHOO.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 11:22
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Re: OT_RE:_Réf._:_Re:_asyn_i/o_on_sun_or_
> NT is based on VMS (talk about a real OS) and if my
> memory is good the guy's name is Cutter.
> Do I win a toaster ? a microwave oven ? a palm-pilot ?

This message has been scanned for viruses with Trend Micro's Interscan VirusWall.

Please see the official ORACLE-L FAQ:
Author: Jesse, Rich

Fat City Network Services    -- (858) 538-5051  FAX: (858) 538-5051
San Diego, California        -- Public Internet access / Mailing Lists
To REMOVE yourself from this mailing list, send an E-Mail message
to: (note EXACT spelling of 'ListGuru') and in
the message BODY, include a line containing: UNSUB ORACLE-L
(or the name of mailing list you want to be removed from).  You may
also send the HELP command for other information (like subscribing).
Received on Thu Feb 01 2001 - 14:12:57 CST

Original text of this message