Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20150112)

Vincent Slyngstad vrs at msn.com
Mon Jan 12 12:34:41 CST 2015

From: Johnny Billquist: Monday, January 12, 2015 10:17 AM
> Interrupt driven mass storage was (and is) pretty uncommon, because it 
> requires so much CPU. But of course, for those who do, you transfer only 
> at interrupt time, so you are not bound by the disk speed anyway.

For other systems maybe, but for the PDP-8, not so much.

> And of course, you also have things like OS/8, which runs with 
> interrupts off at all times, to which the answer to the original 
> question would be "OS/8". :-)

Exactly :-)


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