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Re: Installation

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: Installation
Date: 06 Jun 2003 20:57:55 +0200
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Phil Reardon <> writes:

> Where does the 2GB restriction come from, and are people working to
> remove it?

So work is done, I don't know the current status. Check the archives
for the bug-hurd mailinglist.

The root of the problem is that original version of the ufs and ext2
servers mmapped the entire partition. A 32-bit address space is only
4GB, and then the largest free contiguous area is typically somewhere
between 1 and 2 GB. Obviosly the person who wrote that code believed
that 64-bit hardware would get common long before 10 GB disks ;-)


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