• Subject: Re: Record Length - Trivia
  • From: John P Carr <jpcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 13:13:19 -0400

>>John P Carr wrote:
>> If there were such a thing as an optimal record length what would it be ?

>The length of 1 disk sector...(this varies from cisc to risc machines)
>so every single read would result in a record with no overlap read for
>spanned records...
>Pat Barber

Something like that.  On the CISC machines,  John Sears once said it would
be 31 bytes because of something like you said.

John Carr

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