• Subject: Re: CISC to RISC conversion questions
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 12:07:51 -0500
  • In-Reply-To: <v03110700b0a760024b5b@[]>

>From our perspective, the conversion is basically: Save the old, Load the
>new, Run the conversion, and load the upgrades from all of our software

Not quite.  You actually load all your old software (except for QSYS)
including LPP, and then run the release update.
>But the devil is in the details.  FOLLOW THE ROADMAP!
>Uh, we -did- cheat a little-- we did NOT run a RCLSTG on the old machines
>first.  But our operations staff is always fanatical about checking our
>backups for damaged objects, which is perhaps -the- main reason to run the
>RCLSTG.  I plan to sneak a RCLSTG on the old machines before we trash them
>just to see how long it takes.  (we haven't run one almost forever, and
>we're afraid how long it will take on a production machine)

Danger, danger.  There is subtle damage that SAVxxx won't find that I
classify as 'CISC Garbage' that RISC will not tollerate.  Omitting the
RCLSTG is a big NO NO from my perspective.


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