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Processor System Architecture for Accommodating Disk Storage Units Having Different Sector Sizes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045181D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Billington, JT [+details]

Abstract

A mechanism is described for enabling user programs written for use with magnetic disk storage units having disk sectors of a first size to also operate with magnetic disk storage units having disk sectors of a different size without having to change or modify the user program. This mechanism also provides the ability to read and write fields within a disk sector or record at the system I/O level.