On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, John Allen wrote:
> > where did the extra bit go ? the value 0x7FFFFFFFUL is hardcoded into the
> > kernel sources for ext2, with no indication as to why this so.
>> Thats the max signed long, ie. half the max unsigned long.
>Jeez J. give me a break - I know what it is - I'm wondering why it is !
I've looked in the sources (not very intensively, I admit) and I can't see
why a signed long is used.
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