Re: 1571 blocks free

Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 22:38:06 +0200
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On 2013-05-27, at 21:11, A. Fachat wrote:

>> I am not sure I understand.. "blocks free" data for side 1 blocks is indeed stored on 18:00. Blocks from track 18 are indeed unconditionally omitted when calculating final BLOCKS FREE message. Why should this prevent usage of sectors 1-18 from track 53?
> I  probably misunderstood you. Of course you can use those blocks. Just the DOS can't because it does not handle the free block count correctly.

I was actually wondering why they did it so in the DOS of 1571. One finds it hard to believe that in the times when storage was at a premium, they couldn't do better than just throwing away a good few KiBs from each disk..

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