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Re: some multiboot2 comments

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: some multiboot2 comments
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 16:11:00 +0200
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On Thursday 26 October 2006 21:58, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> Module:
> Because of the 'length' field in the tag header, the 'reserved' field
> isn't actually needed. The 'length' field makes every one of these tag
> structures inherently variably sized. Any data added later to this tag
> will be skipped over by the reader.

Only if you can specify tag size separately. In the current draft, the size of 
a tag is defined by "length" which describes the real size of the content. So 
if we don't include "reserved", there is no additional space for the future, 
except for a possible padding.


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