Can the 'Collected Algorithms from CACM' be found in electronic format?

Can the 'Collected Algorithms from CACM' be found in electronic format?

Post by Tomas Will » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 10:40:20

Has anyone put together a collection, online, on disk, on any electronic
medium, of the revered 'Collected Algorithms from CACM'?  I would love to
get ahold of such a collection, as would many others, I'm sure.



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Does anyone know the algorithms and limitations that the 'format'
command uses when "autoconfiguring" SCSI disks, or anywhere I can
find this information?

For example, format sometimes "adjusts" the geometry for various
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However, it often adjusts things in non-intuitive and dramatic
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There also are (or have been) limitations on the maximum values
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this is no longer true in recent versions, but I'd like to know
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they changed.

I've seen examples of format.dat entries for SCSI disks. Why are
these entries sometimes necessary, given that format should be
able to get all the required information from the disk?

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