Subject: Re: boot code bloat with 64bit sector numbers
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/10/2003 17:48:53
David Laight wrote:
> When I try to compile some of the boot code with a 64bit daddr_t
> I find that it exceeds the available space.
Which architecture is this on and what is the size limit?
> The only place it seems to be used is in the filesystem code where
> it works out which of the indirect blocks needs to be inspected.
> For ufs the divide/remainder can definitely be replaced by a shift/mask
> (see diff below).
When I was trying to squeeze the pmax and alpha (and maybe some others?)
bootblocks down to size with the introduction of 64 bit daddr_t the
shift/mask method still required more space than just using 32-bit
daddr_t's - that's why I made small daddr_t an option. I still haven't
had a chance to get these architecture's bootblocks down to size with
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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