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8MGb CP/M

Post by Wmaalouli » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:48 pm

So I tested the 8MGb CP/M and it works great, but I noticed a couple of things:
- The file copying process seems slower than standard CP/M
- When copying files using the * wildcard, the first file's name appears twice on the screen. It's a very minor issue with no real consequence, but I thought I'd mention it.

Overall very nice work indeed!

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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Milli » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:48 am

Wmaalouli wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:48 pm
So I tested the 8MGb CP/M and it works great, but I noticed a couple of things:
- The file copying process seems slower than standard CP/M
- When copying files using the * wildcard, the first file's name appears twice on the screen. It's a very minor issue with no real consequence, but I thought I'd mention it.

Overall very nice work indeed!
The slow down could be because of the larger record sizes.
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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Wmaalouli » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:23 am

I thought it might be...

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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Wmaalouli » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:55 pm

One other thing: the file size is incorrectly reported by the STAT command.
I have made your 8meg CP/M image my main work image as it simplifies my life quite a bit by keeping all my development files in one place.

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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Milli » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:16 pm

I’m glad you’re making use of it :)
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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Wmaalouli » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:05 am

Milli wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:16 pm
I’m glad you’re making use of it :)
Do you think you're going to fix the file size reporting issue?

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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Milli » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:58 am

To tell the truth I’m not sure how - I really don’t understand the parameter blocks. I’m tempted to post all the source code so others ( you? ) can play with it.
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Re: 8MGb CP/M

Post by Wmaalouli » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:48 am

Milli wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:58 am
To tell the truth I’m not sure how - I really don’t understand the parameter blocks. I’m tempted to post all the source code so others ( you? ) can play with it.
Normally the OS takes care of the size calculations like the extant number etc... so I have never messed with that.
The extant and number of records for the files appears to be correct, but the reported size is a little over double what it should be. Each record is 128 bytes, so its easy to manually calculate the real file size. I have no idea where in BDOS that calculation takes place...

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