Pertec Tape Drive Interface Musings

Dennis Boone drb at
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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