Processor System Architecture for Accommodating Disk Storage Units Having Different Sector Sizes
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
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.