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This course is designed to provide a detailed look at the various components, data structures and mechanisms used to implement the OpenVMS Alpha operating system. Topics include memory management and Files-11. The materials will include SDA displays from live systems and kernel mode programs, in addition to the usual flow descriptions and data structure diagrams.
To get the most from this course, students should have:
HP OpenVMS Programming Features
The ability to read and ideally write code in VAX macro
The primary objective of the course is to give the system programmer a living big picture of the operating characteristics and the interrelationships of the major OpenVMS subsystems. The majority of code will be presented in the C language and will be current as of Version 8.3 of OpenVMS.
The class uses the System Dump Analyzer on a live system to examine the data structures that form the operating system. The dynamics of the operating system will be explored through changes to data structures visible through SDA. The focus is on the three major subsystems of OpenVMS: