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THE SWSKIT TOOLS PROGRAMS
Included on the SWSKIT are a number of utility programs, as
summarized below. These tools have been found to have at least some
usefulness in the past in a debugging environment. Most of these
programs require the user to have WHEEL or OPERATOR privileges to work,
but also most are of the "show and tell but don't touch" category, so
they are in general "safe" to run.
We have cleaned up some of the old ones a bit, added a few new
ones, and checked them all out to the extent that they will all run.
There should even be some documentation, at least a HELP file, with each
While we do not actively "support" these programs, we are quite
willing to accept complaints and suggestions and submissions from the
These are the "standard" tools; the Marlboro Support Group is
generally familiar with their operation and quirks, and in providing
support to the field may request that one or more of the programs be
used at a customer site to diagnose or assist in correcting a problem.
This is generally more effective than random poking about in DDT, or
trying to learn the peculiarities of whatever the customer may have
And now, the current collection:
ACTDMP This program will convert an
ACCOUNTS-TABLE.BIN file back into a
sequence of commands that created it for
CHANS This program will produce system
configuration, and status information on
tapes and disks.
DIRPNT This program will list the contents of
the blocks in a disk directory.
DIRTST This program will check the format, and
list any invalid data in directory
THE SWSKIT TOOLS PROGRAMS
DS This program will provide software
diagnostic help concerning the disk file
system. It can also perform the
functions of READ, FILADR, and UNITS.
DSKERR This program will provide a convenient
listing of the hard and soft disk errors
that have occurred.
DX20PC This program will trace the microcode PC
in the DX20.
ENVIRONMENT This program will type out CPU and
memory configuration information.
JSTRAP This program will produce information in
a log on any JSYS, including the PC and
MONRD This program will allow you to easily
examine the running monitor.
MTEST This program will allow the you to
insert MONITOR instruction execution
tests anywhere in the monitor.
REV This program will allow you to easily
alter, edit, delete, obtain information,
etc. on files.
SWSERR This program produces a convenient
listing of BUG HLT/CHK/INF occurrences.
TYPVF7 This program is useful for typing out
the contents of a VFU file in a readable
UNITS This program will produce status
information on disk drives.
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