Origin of "partition" in storage devices
bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 31 19:19:49 CST 2022
On 1/31/22 20:13, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2022, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>> Yes, RT-11 is a somewhat unusual file system in that it doesn't just
>> support contiguous files -- it supports ONLY contiguous files. That
>> makes for a very small and very fast file system.
>> The only other example I know of that does this is the PLATO file system.
> The UCSD P-System had contiguous files. If small files had been
> deleted, so that space was fragmented, you had to run a "CRUNCH" program
> to defragment it. Directory entries had the starting location and length.
That was a minor inconvenience. The bigger problem was that on a
"CRUNCHed" disk you could only open one file for writing. Attempt to
open a second returns an error.
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