QSIC update - v6 Unix boots and runs
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Mon Jan 29 15:30:08 CST 2018
> On Jan 29, 2018, at 4:06 PM, David Bridgham via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> For those of you who are following along with our QSIC project, today we
> booted v6 Unix successfully for the first time. We'd first tried this a
> week or two back but discovered that Unix does use partial block reads
> and writes after all and I hadn't implemented those yet.
FWIW, so does RT11, and in the case of writes, it requires the rest of the block to be zero-filled. Not everything depends on this, but some parts do; I think Fortran is one.
I remember this because I had to handle it in the driver for the RC11, since it has a 64 byte blocksize.
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