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Updating Non Erasable Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052663D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Grossman, DD [+details]

Abstract

A space management and file directory updating procedure is described where the bits are non-erasable. There exist storage media that allow 0 bits to be changed to 1 bits but do not allow the reverse. Examples of such non-erasable storage are punched paper tape and video disks. In general, such media are assumed to be impossible to update.