where did the 24 come from in 2^24*512=8GB fs limit??

where did the 24 come from in 2^24*512=8GB fs limit??

Post by John Vanderpo » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 04:22:40

where did the 24 come from in 2^24*512=8GB file system size limit??

was it a DEC/PDP-11 limit or some other historical thing?

it could do 2^31=2GB for file size limit

why not 2^31*512=1024GB fs limit?

guess maybe it never looked possible at that time (of original *nix
fs development) when disks of 100MB were considered humongous.

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1. 24-bit X server for S3 (esp. Stealth 24)

        I'm producing high-quality ray-traced images with 24-bit color.
As the complexity (number of colors, especially) rises, the more
unattractive they look on an 8-bit display.

        To view these images as they ought to be viewed, and use my
hardware to its full potential, I need a 24-bit X server. I own
an S3 86C805-based Stealth 24 VLB. I understand that support for
this adapter is limited because of Diamond's policies about
releasing programming information only under a nondisclosure
agreement. Even so, there must be a program that will set the
640x480x24-bit color mode for X. I'd like to know about such
a program.

        Perhaps those of us that are unfortunate enough to own
Diamond's products should form a users group. If we work
together, maybe we can change Diamond's policies.

David Young (Computer Enthusiast and Nice Guy)

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"We're mild and green and squeaky clean" -- Zooropa, by U2

2. multiple copies of IP packet

3. 24/24 stable ISDN modem ?

4. Php2 prompts for save file instead of parsing!!

5. FS:Qty of 24 Cisco boxes AGS+,AGS,ASM,MGS.CGS

6. Telnet Linux

7. FS 3COM SuperStack II 3C16950 Switch 1100 (24 Port),

8. Need a free development-enviroment

9. Fs: Specialix board & 24 ports

10. FS HP AdvanceStack HP J2601A 24 Port HUB AUSTRALIA

11. FS:BayStack 303 24 port EtherNet Switch Cheap NEW

12. FS: 2 new 24 port hubs cheap

13. Linksys router. Can't stay connected 24/24?