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    SubjectRe: VFS/ext2fs - large files on the Alpha (fails for 17GB+)
    On Wed, Aug 19, 1998 at 12:47:24PM +0000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > Followup to: <35DAA119.86845AD6@osa.de>
    > By author: Daniel Pittman <danielp@osa.de>
    > In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    > >
    > > Well, not totally. There is the posiblity that the Intel engineers
    > > offered us for addressing more than one single 32 bit space:
    > > segmentation.
    > >
    >
    > Nope, segmentation gets mapped onto a single 4 GB linear space.

    64Gb (36 bits) since the P6. But then segmented addressing sucks
    blackholes through strawpipes, and kills performance badly (increased
    register pressure et al.).

    OG.

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