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OpenVMS Alpha Internals and Data Structures?

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The Question is:

I have trouble using SDA. Because I do not know enough OpenVMS internals.
The Compaq manual describes the commands very well but lacks on description
of context. How can I catchup? The only other source that I know of is the 2
books by Ruth Goldenberg. Bu
t the one that describes the memory subsystem is getting outdated due to the
changes in v7.n.

The Answer is :

  Start with the current device driver manual, and the guide to
  64-bit addressing.  The former is available from Digital Press,
  the latter is in the OpenVMS documentation set.  Also consider
  acquiring the OpenVMS Source Listings CD-ROM set and availing
  yourself of the various OpenVMS training materials.  (There are
  currently three OpenVMS Alpha Internals courses, and these are
  available in a classroom training format and as part of the
  OpenVMS training Technical Resource Kit (TRK).  Please see the
  OpenVMS FAQ for details on training and TRKs.)
  The part of the OpenVMS AXP V1.5 Internals and Data Structures
  book that describes memory management is currently being updated
  to reflect OpenVMS Alpha V7.2.  This update will be available (as
  a separate volume) likely sometime later in Year 2000.

answer written or last revised on ( 5-JAN-2000 )

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