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Re: some multiboot2 comments

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: some multiboot2 comments
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 21:15:45 +0200
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On Saturday 28 October 2006 20:32, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> Are you saying that given tag->key == foo, tag->length == sizeof(struct
> tag_foo)? I think it makes far more sense to allow 'length' to be
> independent of 'key', and that means we don't need this 'reserved'
> stuff.

'length' is sometimes somehow independent. When passing data whose size is 
variable, 'length' specifies the size. The size of an item is indirectly 
defined by 'length'. The size of an item can be different from the size of 
data, because of a padding for an alignment.


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