Origin of "partition" in storage devices
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Mon Jan 31 20:13:08 CST 2022
On 2022-01-31 6:19 p.m., Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
How are text files handled the above systems?
The editor writes to a temp file, then deletes
the old file, and renames the temp file?
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