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Re: write alignment matters?

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 05:55:50PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> RT-11 did not require explictly unmounting floppies before changing
> them.

IIRC RT-11 fs could go wrong (docs suggested using TECO to read the raw disk
and recover the file data from the adjacent sectors that contained it)
I don't think you wanted to yank a disk with an open (for extending) file on it.

However that didn't stop us switching the system floppy between the one that
contained the editor and compiler and the one that contained the linker and
libraries while everything was running.


David Laight:

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