Re: 2.1.108: file sizes > 2GB with ext2?

Aaron M. Ucko (
30 Jul 1998 20:28:56 -0400

Perry Harrington <> writes:

> Why not use a double on machines which support a double in hardware?

Because the kernel shouldn't use the FPU. As Richard B. Johnson recently
wrote (in <>):

} The state of the FP unit is undefined when the kernel executes.
} Further, a FP fault can create a double fault when the FP fault occurs
} within the kernel.

Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC <> (finger

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