[Coco] format memory (was) Gotek floppy emulator

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 16:07:19 EST 2016

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 9:43 PM, Bill Nobel wrote:
> If memory serves me correct Tormond.  Format uses the user space for the 11120 bytes for the Track being formatted.  Format uses this memory as the Track definition (including pre and post track stuff) this data is written to the physical track on the drive.  It is not just the

Thanks for chiming in, Bill. I think (from a cursory glance at the
code) that the physical writes to disk are sector by sector. Why would
it need to stage a whole track in memory? And, with typically 18
sectors/track, that would be only 4608 bytes for a track.

> sector itself.  The only thing that should come out of the system space for memory is the path and device table entries.

So it shouldn't be such a system memory hog then?


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