Subject: Re: changed files: 'src/sys/arch/i386/boot README.386BSD README.MACH start.S'
To: Charles Hannum <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@nobozo.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
List: source-changes
Date: 01/26/1994 18:23:26
> Do I want to know why you did this?

No harm in me telling you:  the bootblocks are stupid.
They allocate 4 (or so) buffers of MAXBSIZE chars each, which
won't fit into 64k anymore.  so i moved the boot blocks down.

If MAXBSIZE increases to 64k (as it probably should in the long run,
to == MAXPHYS), then this will break, but that won't be for a while yet.

> Why don't you just move it to 4k?

because i didn't know how far down it would be safe to move them.

is moving them to 4k safe?