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An universal way how to flush disk cache? (Developers)

posted by rr(R) Homepage E-mail, Berlin, Germany, 25.10.2011, 20:27

Here's Jack Ellis' code for CC.COM (part of his UIDE driver package):

        page    59,132
        title   CC -- Clear Cache.
        .386p                   ;Allow use of 80386 commands.
s       equ     <short>         ;Make conditional jumps "short".
HDISKS  equ     00475h          ;BIOS hard-disk count address.
; Segment Declarations.
CODE    segment public use16 'CODE'
        assume  cs:CODE,ds:CODE
        org     00100h
; Main Program Routine.
Start:  mov     ax,cs           ;Set our DS-register.
        mov     ds,ax
        xor     ax,ax           ;Point ES-reg. to low-memory.
        mov     es,ax
        mov     al,es:HDISKS    ;Get number of BIOS hard-disks.
        or      al,al           ;Any hard-disks on this system?
        jz s    Exit            ;No, just exit.
        mov     DiskCt,al       ;Set our hard-disk count below.
Next:   mov     ah,0            ;Do BIOS "reset" for next disk.
        mov     dl,UnitNo
        int     013h
        mov     ax,cs           ;Reset our DS-register.
        mov     ds,ax
        inc     UnitNo          ;Increment disk unit number.
        dec     DiskCt          ;More disks to go?
        jnz s   Next            ;Yes, go reset next one.
Exit:   mov     ax,04C00h       ;Done -- Exit back to DOS.
        int     021h
; Program Variables.
DiskCt  db      0               ;Number of BIOS hard-disks.
UnitNo  db      080h            ;Current BIOS unit number.
CODE    ends
        end     Start

Source: Jack R. Ellis Drivers


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