Fw: [hfs-user] (no subject)

Entwicklung entwicklung@whengenibk.de
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:38:13 +0200


----- Original Message -----
From: "Entwicklung" <Entwicklung@WHengenIBK.de>
To: "Biswaroop(External)" <biswaroopb@integramicro.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: [hfs-user] (no subject)


> Hi Biswaroop,
>                         It's (2^16 -1)*(2^32 - 1) - since in a
2s-complement
> representation n-bytes(unsigned) can store a maximum positive value of
> (2^n - 1). This is also why the maximum no. of allocation blocks is 65535
> and not 65536(2^16) since otherwise it would result in an overflow. Signed
> integers - SInt8 for eg. can hold values ranging from -128 (-2^(n-1)) to
+127
> (2^(n-1) - 1).
>
> Hope this helps !
>
> Regards,
> Nandini
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Biswaroop(External)" <biswaroopb@integramicro.com>
> To: <hfs-user@lists.mars.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 8:53 AM
> Subject: [hfs-user] (no subject)
>
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> >  I am just wondering about the Max Volume size for a
> >  HFS volume.
> >  Theretically
> > it should be..
> >  2^16 * 2^32(it is a multiple of 512)= 2^48
> > 2^30 = 1GB
> > Therefore
> > 2^18 GB is the maximum.(Isn't it??)
> >
> > regards
> >  Biswaroop
> >
> >
> >
> > The difference between sunrise and
> > sunset lies in the freshness of your
> > eyes.
> >                                   --Bisban
>