READING DMS R2 V11 SYSTEM DECK AND RPG COMPILER
I got out to the datacenter shed and read in a tray of cards - the remainder of the COBOL compiler, the rest of the system phases for DMS, the assembler, and RPG. I can break these into separate phase decks at my leisure while traveling. Next, I have to read in all the system library modules although they don't need to be divided into individual decks. I won't get to it today since I have to pack again for my pickup at 4AM tomorrow to head off to my next trip.
When I finish up this set of V11 decks, I can go back and scan all the V12 changed system library routines. Too, I need to read in the COBOL and RPG library modules.
1800 SYSTEM RESTORATION IN FINLAND
Johannes Thelan has the 1800 powered up, having fixed and validated a few power issues, and is now chasing down minor issues before he can begin executing code. The pulse that advances the T-clock from T7 to start a memory cycle is not occuring. There are a number of conditions that will block the clock from advancing out of T7, among them ongoing arithmetic operations, shift operations, certain branch operations and if the X clock (cycle stealing is running).
Likely this is cycle stealing running amok due to a cabling issue or other problem with an IO adapter, but Johannes has to do some scoping to determine which condition is incorrect then resolve the root problem. I expect this to be a relatively easy thing to fix, so he should be executing instructions in a few days maximum. Another system returned to life!