Re: Winnt question

David A Rusling (
Mon, 04 Nov 1996 14:20:01 +0000

> Perhaps someone more knowlegeable about the Alpha architecture and
> PALcode would care to comment?
> Cheers,
> Eric

WNT runs using different PALcode callbacks, both privileged and unprivileged.
They are incompatible with Unix (Digital or Linux) just as OpenVMS's PALcode is
incompatible. The real killer though is that WNT runs in a different addressing
mode (superpage and NOT KSEG) over which it overlays it's braindead memory management


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