PDP-11: Disk over Serial proposal

Erin Corliss erin at corliss.com
Fri Dec 5 09:45:21 AEST 1997

> The PDP-11 is connected serially to another computer, using a DL11
port. The
> other computer will simulate one or more disk drives which are
acessible by
> commands sent over the serial line.

Does the DL11 port have an interrupt that is driven when data is
received, or do processes have to constantly poll it to receive data?

Is the information stored on a PDP-11 disk in 8 or 9 bit words?  How
many bits per word are transmitted/received by the DL11?

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