Subject: Re: Please, I still need help w/ MS-DOS partition
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/04/1996 22:07:34
> The problem is the cluster size. In the current implementation it is limited
> to 16k, but MSDOS supports and uses cluster sizes up to 32k to support
> partition sizes of nearly 2 GB (32k * 0xffef to be exact).

Is this because of some brokenness in the MS-DOS file system code, or
is this just a side-effect of the fact that MAXBSIZE is (bogusly, in
my opinion; see PR 1718, which, along with my previous comments on the
matter, appears to have been largely ignored) only 16k?