REMOTE-LOAD (command)

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@REMOTE-LOAD <load file>, <bootstrap address>, <line number>

Load a standalone program into a remote computer.

<load file> 
file name of program in BPUN format.
<bootstrap address> 
(default = 0) Starting address of bootstrap in remote computer. It occupies approximately 400 (octal) words.
<line number> 
(default = 1 if only one remote computer) line number to remote computer.

Loading of core in a remote computer from a local computer is done in the following way

  • the bootstrap must reside (in the local system) on a system file called (SYSTEM)REMOTE-BOOTSTRAP:BPUN in the MAC assembler BPUN format. This will usually be done at system generation time.
  • push the Master Clear button on the remote computer and type <octal number> on the console terminal. <octal number> is the hardware device number of the communication line. If the ALD register is set to the right value, only the master clear and the load push buttons have to be pushed.
  • give the command @REMOTE-LOAD <load file>, <bootstrap address>, <line number> on the local computer.
    • The <load file> must contain the program to be loaded in the MAC assembler BPUN format. Default file type is BPUN.
    • The <bootstrap address> specifies where to place the bootstrap program in the remote computer. The bootstrap will occupy approximately 400 (octal) words from the bootstrap address given.
    • It is the users responsibility to avoid overlapping the bootstrap and the program to be loaded.
    • <line number> may be omitted if there is only one possible remote connection.
    • The REMOTE-LOAD command may only be executed when the communication system is stopped on that line.

Rules:

  1. Permitted for users RT and SYSTEM.
  2. Valid only when communication is stopped on the line.
  3. The bootstrap must reside on a system file (SYSTEM)REMOTE-BOOTSTRAP:BPUN in the local computer. The file must be in :BPUN format. It is usually generated at system generation time.
  4. The remote computer must be initiated by pressing Master Clear and typing <octal number>& on the console terminal before doing a remote load from a local computer. <octal number> is the hardware device number of the communication line. If automatic load is used, only MASTER CLEAR and LOAD is required..

Example:

@REMOTE-LOAD TAPE-READER, 37400, 1

A binary tape, placed in the Tape Reader on the local system will be loaded into the remote system connected to line number 1. The bootstrap will occupy the memory area 37400 - 37777 in the remote computer.

Related commands

@LOAD-BINARY

References

Norsk Data Document ND–60.050.06 SINTRAN III USERS GUIDE section 8.5

Norsk Data Document ND–60.128.03 SINTRAN III REFERENCE MANUAL (printed February 1983), page 1-157

Norsk Data Document ND–60.174.Q01 SINTRAN III QUICK REFERENCE CARD