Pertec Tape Drive Interface Musings
drb at msu.edu
Wed Jun 10 16:03:14 CDT 2015
> I guess it could possibly be useful to indicate a bad block on a
> tape, in order to preserve the numbering of all the blocks, and
> constantly giving a read error when used in a simulator. But it's
> kindof a weird reflection of a physical error into a virtual one.
Unless you've corrected the error, and can therefore write an error free
image, _not_ marking the error somehow would be sort of cruel to the
next guy. He might spend hours trying to _use_ the software that
contains a damaged file without any clue, else.
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