[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] LAR verison field

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Nov 30 02:55:30 CET 2007

* Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> [071130 01:25]:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:43:51AM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > > Together with reserving space at the end of the header.
> > 
> > Space reservation? What is this about?
> Some extra bytes for future use, the more bytes the longer before we
> need to change the format. I think 64 would be more than enough.
> No-one will ever need more than 64 bytes.

I disagree. If we start using unused bytes, we changed the format
already. There are clean ways that do not require "padding" to stay
compatible. If we add a field "header size" we know how many bytes we
have to skip without the need to know how to parse all of the header.

Please don't add reserved fields. thats really ugly and lack of design.

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