Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal
Adrian Bunk <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 11:56:19AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > But they neither have nor want a full 64 bit system. Why should they
> > need to port, use and maintain a 64 bit make, automake, autoconf, gcc,
> > binutils and all essential/build-essential debs all of which are
> > slower just for a 64bit postgresql?
> Why do you assume that on amd64 64bit code always runs slower?
Hello, thats all about the non amd64 multiarch archs. You
conviniently cut off the important part.
> On amd64 the 64bit ABI isn't as register-starved as the 32bit ABI, so
> 64bit code might actually work faster.
> And I fail to see why you consider amd64 to be a 32bit architecture with
> some 64bit extensions instead of considering it as a 64bit architecture
> with a good 32bit support?
> Why should someone running an amd64 system with only the software in his
> distribution require even a single bit of 32bit software on his system?
They shouldn't but they should be able to.
> > MfG
> > Goswin