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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 Converts an ACCOUNTS-TABLE.BIN file back
into a sequence of commands that created
it for debugging purposes.
CHANS Produces system configuration, and status
information on tapes and disks.
DIRPNT Lists the contents of the blocks in a disk
DIRTST Checks the format, and lists any invalid
data in directory files.
The SWSKIT Tools Programs
DMPTTY Produces internal monitor information on
the state of a given terminal line.
DS Provides software diagnostic help
concerning the disk file system. It can
also perform the functions of READ,
FILADR, and UNITS.
DSKERR Provides a convenient listing of the hard
and soft disk errors that have occurred.
DX20PC Traces the microcode PC in the DX20.
ENVIRONMENT Types out CPU and memory configuration
JSTRAP Produces information in a log on any JSYS,
including the PC and arguments used.
MONRD Allows you to easily examine the running
MTEST Allows you to insert MONITOR instruction
execution tests anywhere in the monitor.
REV Allows you to easily alter, edit, delete,
obtain information, etc. on files.
SWSERR Produces a convenient listing of BUG
TYPVF7 This program is useful for typing out the
contents of a VFU file in a readable form.
UNITS Produces status information on disk