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Re: [patch] 64 bit disk address support (= 8192EiB disks)

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [patch] 64 bit disk address support (= 8192EiB disks)
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 00:18:52 +0200
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Timothy Baldwin <address@hidden> writes:

> Only 16EiB on RISC OS, openfirmware and grub-emu. 
> The Linux block device code in util/biosdisk.c still needs fixing or 
> removing. 
> I am working on a rewrite of the i386 boot sector code which supports 64bit 
> disk addresses and understands partition tables (PC and GPT) and some 
> filesystems (maybe only FAT).


>       * include/grub/types.h (grub_lba_t): New typedef.

Why did you choose this name?  What about using grub_sector_t instead
as name?

I still have to look at the RISC OS patches you sent in so far.  I
hope you can still wait a bit, my own hacking already consumes all
time I have... :-/.  Sorry for this very long delay.


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