hot fix

Computing Dictionary

Hot Fix definition

storage
Novell, Inc.'s term for the feature of their network file server operating system, Novell NetWare, which handles errors in disk write operations. The OS re-reads every block it writes to disk while it holds the data to be written in memory. In the case of an error, the data block is written to a spare area on the disk.
The feature lost much of its importance with the widespread use of hard disk drives with built-in error correction and bad block re-mapping.
(1997-05-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: hot fence
Next Definition: hot flash
Words Near: hot fix
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for hot fix
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing hot fix
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;