Speaking of emulators... I have a userland Venix/86 executive...

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Sat Aug 28 21:28:22 CDT 2021

> I've written a Venix/86 userland emulator. It uses FreeBSD's vm86 to run
> binaries natively and intercepts traps for things like system calls. I
> finally have it to the point where it can run the compiler via cc (which
> forks and execs c0, copt, cpp, as, ld, etc). My plans to try to recreate
> the sources for the binaries for Venix/86 from V7 and other extant sources
> have taken a step forward. Don't know if I'll ever get there, but at least
> I don't need a working Rainbow and can run the compiler at ~4GHz rather
> than ~4MHz....
> http://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-new-path-vm86-based-venix-emulator.html

I wonder if an approach like this could work for Venix/PRO.

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