[OpenBIOS] Dictionary size limit per device instance

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Aug 22 12:36:47 CEST 2007

>> It's just an arbitrary numbers, we chose it a couple of years ago
>> when 256k was the usual size of system flash roms, so the resulting
>> openbios would always fit in a such a small chip with LinuxBIOS and
>> a compressed OpenBIOS payload.

> Well, Flash ROMs certainly have expanded since then!  I understand that
> sizes of 8 or 16 Meg are commonplace now, and that 4 Meg sizes are now
> considered obsolete (or at least, obsolescent) and that 8 Meg-gers are
> heading
> rapidly in that direction!

Not on commodity x86 PCs yet :-(


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