TO EXECUTE FROM AN INTERLISP EXEC DO
the response from the machine is
the previous state
THEN DO SAVEVM from the background menu
then it is done, the state of the virtual memory is preserved at that
point, you can then turn the machine off and reboot or do a beta reset
and reboot and you will be exactly where you were at the crucial SAVEVM.
You cannot do more than one SaveVM after setting (VMEM.PURE.STATE T).
You cannot saveVM while VMEM.PURE.STATE is T. To change it you must
execute (VMEM.PURE.STATE NIL). VMEM.PURE.STATE is very handy if several
users are using the same sysout on the same machine, they can reboot to
the same point.
The virtual memory still fills up as usual but the reboot vmem pointer is
locked at the crucial point. Also you cannot make a sysout with VMEM.PURE.
STATE T. You must change it to NIL before you can SYSOUT, MAKESYS, or SaveVM.
I hope this helps!