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chris at mainecoon.com
Mon Nov 12 16:34:42 CST 2007
Brian L. Stuart wrote:
> The address was used in 2 18-bit parts. The upper part was the
> segment number and the lower the offset into the segment. That meant
> segments could be no more the 256K and you could have no more than
> 256K of them. Because there was a one-to-one correspondence between
> files and segments, that would have limited files to 256K.
256K *words* as I recall, or 1MB worth of nine-bit bytes.
> They did some "stuff" to get around that,
The dread multi-segment files. Not terribly well supported as I recall.
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