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RE: Re:"hard reset"

Unless the "hard reset" includes a power cycle then the RAM will contain any
data that was there before the reset.

Generally a "hard reset" is like pressing the reset button on your PC if it
has one.  A "soft reset" is like ctrl-alt-delete in DOS or a "shutdown and
restart" in the various Windows flavors.  Both do a system restart but a
hard reset generally causes the peripheral hardware itself to reset and run
self-diagnostics.  Most likely the hard reset will include diagnostics on
the RAM so it will be wiped anyway.

Static RAM chips/SIMS/DIMMS (whatever) don't have a "reset."  It's the
addressing logic that is reset.  I am assuming that it has static CMOS RAM
since that's what I was told.

Kevin, WB5RUE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of John Stephensen, KD6OZH
> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 12:06 PM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re:"hard reset"
> A hard reset usually does all the initialization that is
> required at power
> up so it would generally assume that the data in RAM is
> random. I wasn't one
> of the designers of AO-40 so I am only speculating based on
> other designs
> that I have seen and the fact that the controllers want to
> avoid a hard
> reset.
> John

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