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Contents of the DRIVERS.DOC file

Trademarked names are the property of the respective owners

(c) Copyright 1990, 1991, F.M. de Monasterio
All rights reserved

DRIVERs version 1.01


DRIVERs is a small program that lists the device drivers installed in your
system. A device driver is a special type of resident program that allows
DOS to communicate with a peripheral component of the system, passing data
between the programs and a device. Typically, device drivers are installed
via the CONFIG.SYS file with the DEVICE command:


where the items enclosed in brackets are optional portions of the command.
A 'header block' in the device driver provides information about the type,
name, and attributes of the device. DRIVERs shows much of this information
in a tabular manner.

The following listing is an example of such a display:

Device Header at Strp Intp /--- bit 15-11 ---\ b06 /--- bit 04-00 ---\
name segm:offs offs offs Chr IOc IBM Net OCR Gen Spc Clk NUL StO StI
======== ========= ==== ==== --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
NUL 0070:25D8 1599 159F * *
L: 0BFB:0000 00AC 00B5 *
K: 0BDA:0000 00AC 00B5 *
EMMXXXX0 0B1D:0000 0046 004B *
CON 0070:016E 060C 0617 * * * *
AUX 0070:0180 060C 061D *
PRN 0070:0192 060C 063A * * *
CLOCK$ 0070:01A4 060C 0660 * *
A: J: 0070:01B6 060C 0666 * * *
COM1 0070:01CA 060C 061D *
LPT1 0070:01DC 060C 0640 * * *
LPT2 0070:01EE 060C 0648 * * *
LPT3 0070:0200 060C 0650 * * *
COM2 0070:0212 060C 0623 *
COM3 0070:0224 060C 0629 *
COM4 0070:0236 060C 062F *

Header block bits that are set (i.e. equal to 1) are indicated by '*'; the
header block contains 16 bits (0 to 15), which are described below:

Bit 0 - This bit indicates the associated character device is the Standard
Input device. Always set in the console (keyboard+screen) device CON.

Bit 1 - This bit indicates the associated character device is the Standard
Output device. Always set in the console (keyboard+screen) device CON.

Bit 2 - Designates the dummy device NUL (bit-bucket) that heads the device
queue used by DOS.

Bit 3 - This bit indicates the associated device is the real-time clock of
the system.

Bit 4 - This bit indicates a console driver that handles interrupt 29h, an
undocumented DOS interrupt performing faster console output than other DOS

Bit 5 - This bit is reserved.

Bit 6 - This bit indicates that the associated device (see below) supports
optional driver commands for generic input/output control requests (in DOS
version 3.3+).

Bit 7 throgh 10 - These bits are reserved.

Bit 11 - The bit indicates support of optional driver commands to Open and
Close the device (and Check Removable Media in block devices) in DOS 3.0+.

Bit 12 - An optional attribute indicating a network device. (Introduced in
DOS 3.10, it is not mentioned in the documentation of DOS 3.2 or 3.3).

Bit 13 - For a block device (see below) this bit indicates that the device
may not support the PC-DOS/MS-DOS disk structure standards. For character
devices (see below) it indicates the device supports the Output Until Busy
command in DOS 3.2+.

Bit 14 - Another optional attribute indicating that the device supports I/O
control commands for input and output.

Bit 15 - This bit indicates if the device is for a block device (0) or for
a character device (1). Character devices transfer data one character at a
time (e.g. printer, modem, fax, keyaboard, etc). Block devices operate on
groups of characters, transferring several bytes at a time in a data block
(e.g., disk, tape).

In the example above, the listing for device 'L:' is for xDISK; it shows a
block device accepting input/output control requests and supporting PC-DOS
/MS-DOS disk structure.



version 1.00 First release.
version 1.01 Added a 32-bit CRC check to check for code corruption.
Also added further encoding to prevent code tampering.



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