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John Reagan
Respected Contributor

Bootcamp topics

Greetings Technical Bootcamp attendees and potential attendees.

What do people want to learn about at this years bootcamp?

For me in particular, if you have topics in the compiler, linker, calling standard, exception handling, etc. space, please attach your suggestion to a $10 bill and mail it to me or you can just reply here and pay tribute at the bar at bootcamp :-).

I believe I'll be giving a talk on ELF object/image formats (a repeat from prior years) and a new one along the lines of "An signal just happened, what now?" to give a behind-the-curtain look at how the system saves state, finds your handlers, unwinding the stack, etc.

Thanks!
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Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Bootcamp topics

John,
Just registered for the bootcamp.
The topics for your new talk "A signal just happened..." look mighty interesting.
Count me in.
CU in Nashua,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: Bootcamp topics

Much the same question here... Please do send Email with positive or
negative suggestion.

Last year I had a new 'RMS global buffers' session with good stuff (if I dare say myself) which was poorly attended.
And I had a funky, not so well executed, 'Macro, DCL and Perl 'languages' session which was well attended and for which I received good feedback.

Any special requests?
Any veto's?

New: The accidental RMS indexed file owner ... I think it is time to
for an RMS performance 'basics' session again: SET RMS options, Global
buffers, Common problems.

New: Oracle for OpenVMS folks who do not really want to go there. (Not
really enough time to finish that)

rerun: Perl for DCL bigots?

rerun: Index file internals?

New: Hot file monitoring using XFC data

New: OpenVMS T4 practical usages

rerun: DCL Magic/real programming in DCL.

New-but-old: On-disk file structures.

Old Standards: RMS presenations like 'fdl magic, buffers & locks, duplicate
ey chain war stories, ...

New: How can we teach performance testing?


Thanks for any and all feedback: hein van den heuvel at gmail dot com

Hein.


Brad McCusker
Respected Contributor

Re: Bootcamp topics

Hey John,

The "An signal just happened, what now?" sounds really good. I've been around the bowels of some of that stuff and still get dizzy trying to keep it all straight.

I think that would be of interest to any serious programmer - hope Sue gives you a good sized room.

Brad
Brad McCusker
Software Concepts International
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: Bootcamp topics

I'll buy you a drink in Nashua anyway :).

A sesion on exception (and exit) handling on both sides of the curtain is highly appreciated.
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: Bootcamp topics

I'll buy you a drink in Nashua anyway. :-)

A session on exception- and exithandling on both sides of the curtain is highly appreciated.

Cheers!
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
Peter_364
Advisor

Re: Bootcamp topics

Hi Guys,

I would like to see more internals related,

OpenVMS Internals (in general)

RMS Internals

etc... Internals

/Peter
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Bootcamp topics

Peter,
there are always internals sessions at the bootcamp (and you will usually find me in the audience). Last year there was a good session on the path of a I/O request. In previous years there has been sessions on process data structures.

What specific areas would you want covered?
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