FAT detection

To introduce with the conclusion, I’ve finally got my little disk driver – for the electronics project – detecting FAT formatted volumes (non-partitioned), and determining whether they’re FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32. This is a surprisingly difficult thing to do, it seems. There’s not any handy flag anywhere that says what format the volume is. If … Read more

Oh the wasted cycles

An assignment I have at the moment is a simple cache simulator, as I think I’ve said before. Anyway, I thought the code was all done – all good. The results made sense, and it seemed to correspond with what dineroIV (a popular and powerful open source cache simulator, which we’re using as our reference, … Read more