Re: IDE for C64

From: Andre Fachat (
Date: 1998-12-07 12:33:49

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> > I give you the ideas I'm thinking of (for the moment):
> > - 32-bits FAT, a cluster = 1 sector. This means you lose 4 bytes on every
> >   sector of 512 byte (= < 1%).
> Will the whole file allocation table fit in the memory?  How do you
> address fragmentation problems? 

There is no need to. My implementation uses one 512 byte buffer 
for each drive (FAT block) and one buffer for each file. 
This static buffer allocation removes a _lot_ of buffer

And I don't handle fragmentation problems.


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