Subject: Re: NetBSD2.0/sparc not ready for prime time?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Volker Borchert <email@example.com>
Date: 02/25/2005 22:57:15
In message <200502252015.PAA01647@Sparkle.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> you write:
|> > Hmm, the kernel has to be in the first 2 or 4 GB if I remember
|> > correctly because old OBPs have such limits but that's not really a
|> > filesystem limit.
|> 1GB. That limit comes about because the bootrom versions in question
|> always use only 6-byte CDBs, never 10-byte, and as a result have only
|> 21 bits of block number. This means they are not capable of accessing
|> other than the first 2097152 sectors.
With SunOS 4, partition size was limited to 2 GB by (IIRC) mkfs/fsck/dump
using signed 32 bit integers for byte pointers into the character device.