110545     FAST Subroutines for Performing Block I/O under FILES-11
Version: May 1982
Submitted by: Ken Sutin, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland,
Operating System: RSX-11M V3.2  Source Language: MACRO-11  Keywords:
File Management, MACRO
Abstract: FAST is a collection of file open, read, write and close
subroutines that may be used to perform block
(unbuffered) I/O to a random access device under RSX
FILES-11. This is desirable because unbuffered I/O will
permit the fastest possible throughput rates to disk,
and this is valuable for real-time (or time sensitive)
applications. The subroutines allow for sequential and
direct access operations. Support is provided for fixed
record length data transfers only; i.e. after the record
length is specified during a file open procedure, all
I/O will attempt to transfer that same amount of data.
All software is written in MACRO-11 and a subroutine
user's manual is provided on the media.
Restrictions: This software only works with fixed record length I/O.
Media (Service Charge Code): One RX01 Diskette (KA)  Format: FILES-11,
600' Magnetic Tape (MA)  Format: FILES-11

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