Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: David Laight <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 13:19:43
> >   Not really, it will give you a 24-bit offset relative to the PC with
> > "garbage" bits in the upper 8 bits that will be ignored.  [Or useful to
> > Microsoft to keep a byte value in pointers stored in memory and breaking
> > the program when upgrading to a a CPU with real 32 bit addressing :-)]
> > The 68000/68010 only has a 24 bit address bus.
> So the actual problem is that the shared libc is rather too large
> (since it contains acres of stuff the average program dosn't need).

That's hardly a problem, since the 'acres of unneeded stuff' will not get 
paged in.