[Coco] ramdisk was Re: Emulator

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Sep 8 22:14:59 EDT 2009

On Tuesday 08 September 2009, Willard Goosey wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 08:07:16AM -0500, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
>> Gene, if you want to integrate myram into the NitrOS-9 project, feel
>> free to do so.  I don't have time to do it myself, but am all in favor
>> of replacing the Tandy-supplied RAM disk with something more robust.
>I thought NitrOS-9 came with Darling's rammer ramdisk?  Or did you
>change that recently?

No, I believe that is still the case Willard.  But Kevin D's ramdisk is a 
little too hard coded, falling over at slightly over 500kb in size, and 
doesn't cleanly return the ram when its use is no longer desired.  Mine 
doesn't have those limits, and can be used at at least 1.5 megabytes in size 
on a 2 meg system.  If I can get a terminal working on the coco again, I'll 
see what it takes to make it build using mamou as the assembler, and see if I 
can get it into my nitros9 tree here.  If that works, then I'll see about 
getting it into the online sourceforge tree too.

But at the speed I work on this stuff of late, don't hold your breath. :)

Cheers, Gene
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