Got DSM-11 running, any manuals online?

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sat Jan 9 12:10:59 CST 2021

> On Jan 8, 2021, at 8:57 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 6:17 PM Paul Koning <paulkoning at> wrote:
>> Yes, but also to hide bad blocks.  So the difference between a raw sector
>> dump and a SIMH container file is, minimally, the spare sectors.  What that
>> looks like depends on the format; I have no idea what MSCP controllers did.
> MSCP controllers do the bad block mapping, so AFAIK the disk _always_ looks
> to the host like a linear array 0..n-1 of 512-byte blocks.

Yes.  But perhaps I misunderstood; I thought the note to which I was replying described taking a raw dump of the disk itself, not a logical copy via the MSCP controller.


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