[hatari-devel] Pasti support and other things
eerot at users.berlios.de
Fri Sep 24 21:34:45 CEST 2010
On Friday 24 September 2010, Markus Fritze wrote:
> On Sep 23, 2010, at 12:31 PM, Thomas Huth wrote:
> > The floppy subsystem needs a major rewrite anyway, I think, so it's ok
> > to mess around in all files there, I guess. When you're ready, please
> > send your patches to this mailing list so we can review them.
> It was ported vom WinSTon, right?
This documents where different things came from:
> I started writing on a state machine for the FDC, which handles thinks
> like different data rates, spin-up time, settle time for head movements,
> etc. and all the standard FDC commands. I also plan to support fuzzy
> sectors (sectors with wrong timing, that creates unstable bits). For
> simple disk formats it should still work with read track (it just puts
> the sectors into a "formatted" track), for Pasti files it hopefully does
> better :-) This will take a bit time (strangely I have a full-time job,
> too :-), I'll keep you updated.
I'm sure everybody's interested on that! :-)
* Pasti allows testing things that we couldn't have tested earlier
* There are also couple of non-Pasti things that won't work with the current
But please keep the "fast" FCD access feature as most of the things
work without accurate timings i.e. slow FDC emulation.
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