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CUSP Beware File for TOPS-10 Version 7.04
Date: August 28, 1988
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Table of Contents
This file contains the following information concerning this release
of CUSPs with TOPS-10 Version 7.04.
4.0 New GALAXY Version 5.1
6.0 Utilities Which Do Not Support Long Symbols
8.0 ORION (LCP)
10.0 DECnet CUSPs
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This beware file contains important information about TOPS-10 CUSPs
that are being shipped with the 7.04 release of TOPS-10. This file
should be read before installing any CUSPs mentioned herein.
BOOT Version 4 must be used to load Version 7.04 of the monitor. It
has been made available on Autopatch tapes in addition to being
included on the standard distribution tapes. Previous versions of
BOOT may not be used to bootstrap monitors later than 7.03. The new
BOOT will successfully load a 7.03 or later monitor. Therefore, you
should ensure that a copy of the new BOOT has been placed on your
front end file system. When this is done, no special drop-back
procedures will be necessary with respect to BOOT.
MX now works correctly with non-DECnet versions of TOPS-10. Therefore
MXL.EXE has not been shipped.
4.0 NEW GALAXY VERSION 5.1
This version of GALAXY will run under 7.03 and 7.04 with no changes.
4.1 New Features And Functionality
This new GALAXY replaces the GALAXY Version 5.1 which was released
with TOPS-10 Version 7.03, and provides some new features and
enhancements that are intended to optimize the efficiency of
DECsystem-10 site operations and management. These enhancements are:
1. Bug fixes in almost all areas of GALAXY, to correct
deficiencies that were reported since the last release.
2. NEBULA supports the new Digital DQS protocol as well as the
3. New GALAXY startup procedure and spooler operation. QUASAR
now starts all other GALAXY components that it requires only
when they are needed. At QUASAR startup, PULSAR, ORION, and
CATLOG are started by QUASAR. QUASAR also waits indefinitely
for ACTDAE to start. The rest of the components (LPTSPL,
BATCON, FAL, etc.) are started only when they are needed or
as specified in the PRCDAT macro in QSRMAC. Some spoolers
will log out after "n" minutes of idleness ("n" can be set in
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GALGEN) and others will log out after all streams have been
4. Merged MOUNT and QUEUE. The MOUNT-class commands ALLOCATE,
DEALLOCATE, DISMOUNT, MOUNT, and SHOW QUEUE/SHOW ALLOCATION
now invoke the QUEUE program instead of MOUNT. This change
allows all the user-level interfacing with GALAXY to be made
through a single program. All MOUNT-class commands work as
they did previously. In addition, SWITCH.INI is now
supported for MOUNT-class commands.
5. New LCP commands. Two new commands have been added to LCP --
SHOW HOST-INITIATED-REQUESTS and SHOW PENDING-REQUESTS. They
show information about the current state of any
host-initiated LAT connect requests that may be outstanding.
6. Improvements to CATLOG. The CATLOG program now maintains the
structure, magtape, and DECtape catalogs in a single RMS
indexed file named CATLOG.SYS. A conversion program, CATCNV,
will read the existing STRLST.SYS, MTALST.SYS, and DTALST.SYS
files and create the initial CATLOG.SYS file.
4.2 Installing New GALAXY
In general, the installation of GALAXY has not changed. However, two
steps must be performed before starting the new GALAXY:
1. System catalog conversion
2. Editing SYS:SYSJOB.INI
4.2.1 System Catalog Conversion - CATLOG now uses a single RMS
indexed file, CATLOG.SYS, to hold the structure, magtape, and DECtape
catalogs. The CATCNV program must be run to read the STRLST.SYS,
MTALST.SYS, and DTALST.SYS files and create the CATLOG.SYS file. To
1. Log in as PPN [1,2].
2. Run the CATCNV program from the CUSP tape area. If the CUSP
tape had been restored on structure DSKB, for example, then
3. When the program finishes, the CATLOG.SYS file will be built
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4.2.2 Editing SYS:SYSJOB.INI - SYSJOB.INI must be changed to reflect
the new GALAXY startup procedure. Because QUASAR uses FRCLIN to start
its components, it cannot begin to do this until INITIA has finished
reading SYSJOB.INI. Therefore none of the other GALAXY components
will appear until FRCLIN becomes free. Note: ORION will start NML if
DECnet is present in the monitor. A sample SYSJOB.INI is shown below:
SET DEFAULT ACCOUNT MUMBLE
LOG ;GALAXY JOBS
4.3 GALAXY And TOPS-10 Versions 7.04, 7.03, And 7.02
The new GALAXY requires no modifications to run under 7.03. However,
unpredictable behavior will result if it is run under 7.02. The 7.02
fallback code HAS BEEN REMOVED and running this new version of GALAXY
under TOPS-10 7.02 is NOT supported.
4.4 Known Bugs And Deficiencies
1. NEBULA will sometimes crash during error recovery. This will
be fixed in a future Autopatch tape.
2. Modifying the queue name or destination node of a DQS request
in the queue does not work. This is a temporary restriction
and will be fixed in a future Autopatch tape.
3. FAL and IBMSPL, defined as "start command" spoolers, do not
log out after all streams have been shutdown. This will be
corrected on a future Autopatch tape.
4. Programs using GALAXY software may report
%Use STOPCD macro for stopcode XXX instead of $STOP
during assembly. The $STOP macro will work as before but it
is advised that the sources of your program be changed to use
the new STOPCD macro. The new STOPCD macro uses minimal
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The traditional LOGOUT functionality is now provided by the LOGIN
CUSP. Programs which currently do RUN UUOs to LOGOUT will continue to
work, but these programs should be modified to run LOGIN. Until such
modifications can be made, the 7.04 version of LOGIN can be copied to
LOGOUT.EXE. In addition, the old LOGOUT CUSP is being distributed on
the Customer-Supported Tools tape with the name GLXLGO.MAC.
The 7.04 version of LOGIN will run successfully under 7.03 monitors,
eliminating the need for any special drop-back procedures.
6.0 UTILITIES WHICH DO NOT SUPPORT LONG SYMBOLS
The overlay handler, GLOB, and MAKLIB do not support long-id .REL
blocks generated by FORTRAN. There are no plans to modify these
programs to provide such support.
MACRO does not support long symbol names. Therefore, the names of
MACRO subroutines called from a FORTRAN program cannot be longer than
The CUSP tape contains the TOPS-10 Version 7.04 release of the RSX20F
front-end software for both 1090 (DECtape) and 1091/1095 (Floppy)
based systems. This software, comprising Version VA16-00 (for 1090's)
and VE16-00 (for 1091/1095's) includes the following fixes and
1. All known PCOs to RSX20F on TOPS-20 have been applied and
tested on TOPS-10.
2. A problem with reading and processing the last card in a deck
with CD20 card readers has been fixed.
3. A problem where in some cases the name of the microcode
recorded in KLI's configuration file became corrupted has
4. The serial numbers of all disk drives visible to the front
end's RH11 disk controller are now passed to the Monitor at
In addition, this version of RSX20F comes with a new, simplified, and
automated installation procedure. This new procedure, called RSXINS,
allows you to install RSX20F on your system in five minutes or less.
To support RSXINS, two tools are included: F11 and FELOAD.
F11 is a TOPS-10 program that allows a privileged user to manipulate
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the FE.SYS file on a disk pack. It provides commands that allow the
reading and writing of files in the area as well as the creation and
deletion of the FE.SYS file itself. In addition, F11 can write a
binary PDP-11 formatted file into the boot blocks of a disk. All of
these features are used by the RSXINS procedure.
FELOAD is a PDP-11 program that serves as the new primary bootstrap
for RSX20F. It is written into the boot blocks by F11 as a part of
the RSXINS installation procedure.
The RSX20F files reside in a number of subdirectories, organized as
[10,7,RSX20F] RSXINS procedure and documentation
[10,7,RSX20F,DECTAP] DECtape (1090) RSX20F distribution
[10,7,RSX20F,FLOPPY] Floppy (1091/1095) RSX20F
[10,7,F11] F11 installation tool
[10,7,FELOAD] FELOAD PDP-11 bootstrap program
It is imperative that the subdirectory structure be maintained, as the
FLOPPY and DECTAP directories contain identically-named files.
You may wish to print out and read the files SIGC8.MEM and SIGXD.MEM
in the RSX20F subdirectory. They contain the chapters from the
forthcoming TOPS-10 Software Installation Guide that describe both the
use of the RSXINS procedure and also the method for creating bootable
front-end media for the new software.
8.0 ORION (LCP)
Users with local modifications must rebuild with the 7.04 ORION (LCP).
ORION will give errors with the 7.04 monitor if the 7.04 ORION
software is not used.
The TWICE functionality is now an integral part of the monitor, and
the TWICE program is now obsolete. Please refer to the monitor beware
file for more information.
10.0 DECNET CUSPS
The following DECnet CUSPs have been moved from the DECnet tape to the
CUSP tape: CTHNRT, FAL, NFT, and NIPGEN.