TSX-32 Version 6.02


                                 Release Notes


                Copyright (c) 1999.  S&H Computer Systems, Inc.







                               Table of Contents



      1. Updates to version 6.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1

      2. Problems Corrected in Version 6.01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1

      3. Changes made for 6.02  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1












































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      1. Updates to version 6.0

      This  document  describes changes in each maintenance release of the
      6.0 TSX-32 series.



      2. Problems Corrected in Version 6.01

      1.  System crashes Due to system  crashes,  some  preliminary  FAT32
          support code has been removed from version 6.01.

      2.  NFS  problems  The  version 6.00 kernel seemed to cause problems
          with some NFS installations which are corrected in 6.01.

      3.  SMTP server did not claim ETRN support The SMTP server had  ETRN
          support  but  did  not indicate this in response to the extended
          hello command.

      4.  POPD had a throttle engaged The POP Daemon had a throttle  which
          prevented  it  from  accepting  more  than  10  connections  per
          second.

      5.  DISKGEOM did not work with  3rd  and  4th  disk  DISKGEOM  would
          either  hang  or  produce  invalid output when more than two IDE
          disks were in use.  This  has  been  corrected.   specified  for
          output in the RESTORE command.



      3. Changes made for 6.02

      1.  Partition  table  processing  The  majority  of  the information
          which has been provided  by  DISKGEOM  over  the  years  is  now
          ignored  by  default.   Starting  with  version  6.01, partition
          tables for IDE drives are read during system  startup  just  the
          same  as  partition  tables  have been processed for SCSI drives
          for some time.

          It is still necessary to have UNIT statments  in  the  tsx32.gen
          file  but they merely declare the presence of the units and give
          them dos drive letters.

          You can disengage partition table processing by  using  the  new
          /NOPTREAD  qualifier  on  the  DEVICE=DH  statement.   The  only
          reason to do this would be if the automatic  processing  of  the
          partition  tables  fails,  and  you want TSX to use the starting
          block number and size information from the gen file instead.

          The hard drive geometry found on the DEVICE=DH statement is  now
          also  ignored by default.  By default, TSX will now query drives
          and determine the geometry.  This means that  /IDENTIFY  is  not
          the  default  and you must specify /NOIDENTIFY to disengage this
          automatic detection.

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      2.  New system event log A new  event  log  is  available  to  track
          facility  locking  activity.   Programs  which  are waiting on a
          facility have the same job state, SFWT, as programs  waiting  on
          locked  files.  The new FACILITY event log complements the FLOCK
          event log in  helping  customers  diagnose  troubles  with  jobs
          getting hung in an SFWT state.

          The  facility  event log is engaged using the SET EVENT/FACILITY
          command and disengaged with SET EVENT/NOFACILITY.