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Q Explain the information contained in CI ?
A Control information consists of RDF (Record Descriptor Field) and CIDF (Control Interval Descriptor Field). Every CI contains one CIDF which is a field consisting of the last 4 bytes of a CI. It contains information about the offset and the length of free space in the CI. In case of fixed size records each CI contains two RDF's and each RDF is 3 bytes in length. In case of the variable size records,there is a separate RDF for each record in the CI. The size of the Data portion of the CI should be multiple of 512 bytes or 2,048 bytes. Max size of the CI is 32K. The size of the index portion of CI could be one of the following: 512, 1024, 2048, 4096.