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Method to Interface a Resource Manager of the Pc/Rt to Different Procedure-Calling Mechanisms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061338D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Neal, KS O'Quin, JT O'Quin, JC [+details]

Abstract

A method is described that converts the "C" procedure linkage mechanisms into the "PL.8" procedure linkage mechanisms. This method allows VRM device managers and device drivers written using the UNIX* development tools the ability to call VRM services written using the VRM development tools. The Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) allows one or more operating systems to concurrently execute on the same machine. One of these operating systems is UNIX. Within UNIX the "C" programming language is used for program development and the object module format is a.out. Within the VRM the "PL.8" programming language is used for program development and the object module format is TOC. The VRM program development tools are not being marketed as part of the VRM.