Int 13h buffer 64k boundaries
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Wed Apr 18 23:50:39 CDT 2018
Really? 64K boundary issues cropping up in MS-DOS?
Egad, that would have been known in DOS 1.0. Certainly, for anyone
writing his/her own low-level disk I/O, it was obvious.
Now, I'll add that if you wrote your own specialized device driver, DOS
did not guarantee handing your driver a buffer that obeyed the 64K
boundary rule. I suspect that some DOS errors were reported to MS
because of third-party driver bugs.
And if you wrote a low-level driver that used 16-bit I/O, the magic
number was 128K.
But even in the earlies DOS 2.0 device drivers that I wrote, I included
code to split the transfer up to get around the 64K problem if needed.
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