IECHost: warp sector send completed

I finally managed to finish the option to warp transfer the GCR image of a single chosen sector from a 1541 floppy drive to IECHost. This feature is going to be used in order to retry sectors that present errors during the first pass of the disk imaging process.
In fact, both Ziggy72 and myself felt the need for a sector retry mechanism in order to avoid having to re-image a whole disk when there is a recoverable error for just a handful sectors.

I still have to think of a sensible way to use this new facility in IECHost from within the PC client: At a first thought I reckon that if more than 10 sectors have errors during the first pass, no retry should be made. Otherwise each sector with an error should be tried again once or maybe twice.

Those with some experience using WarpCopy64, or even Graham himself, would be able to provide very valuable feedback on the ideal strategy to use 🙂

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