Mail Archives: djgpp/2001/02/07/17:51:43

From: dcasale AT my-deja DOT com
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: DJGPP timer slowdown
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 22:42:53 GMT
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In article <Pine DOT SUN DOT 3 DOT 91 DOT 1010207162516 DOT 6323A-100000 AT is>,
  djgpp AT delorie DOT com wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2001 dcasale AT my-deja DOT com wrote:
> > > You could access the disk with the normal BIOS calls, not the
> > > EBIOS calls.
> >
> > Unless there is a way to perform direct disk access to entire drives
> > larger than 8.4GB using standard BIOS calls -- and as far as I'm
> > aware, there isn't -- then I'm forced to use these calls.  The
> > standard BIOS calls are limited to either 504MB or 8.4GB, depending
> > on whether I've got my BIOS set for CHS or LBA translation.  Right?
> So you are pulling your hairs just to let people on plain DOS access
> FAT32-formatted drives, yes?  And all that in order to support long
> file names without installing a TSR, right?  It doesn't seem like a
> good investment of time.

Well, you gotta do what you gotta do.  As I said before, this was a
functional requirement for the program I've been paid to write/maintain.

> Gosh, just the mapping of logical to physical drives can make you
> crazy.

Actually, I got that part down fine.  :-)

Damon Casale, damon AT WRONG DOT redshift DOT com
Don't tell me it can't be done!  My boss wants it ready to ship by
Tuesday!  Oh wait, today's Wednesday...  o_O

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