From: Steve Richter <srichter@AutoCoder.com> > A spcptr contains a 5 byte segment and a 3 byte offset. The teraspace > pointer is probably a 3 byte segment and a 5 byte offset with a high order > bit in the segment portion telling the machine where the segment/offset > division is. ( my speculation ). Investigating this would make a nice chapter in my eBook (I need to get back to writing a few more chapters - gotta earn a living too and the day only got 24 hours :). AFAIK the division between segment and offset is completely arbitrary on the PPC RISC machines. Segments are not mapped to memory in any special way, the mapping is done on a page (4K) basis. I hope that Walden would take some time to check this out. We could also speculate together, but maybe we should move the discussion to the MI-list then.
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