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Re: x86-64 port of debian/linux


On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 07:22:57PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 05:29:54PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > x86-64 is a completely new architecture, not related to IA64 at all.
> Unfortunately it isn't completely new architecture; it's 64-bit
> extensions to layers of multimedia extensions to 32-bit extensions to
> a crap ISA. When will we ever leave the 8086 junk behind? :(

You got it all wrong, architecture does evolve. You've just got to see
that we've moved to pcode CPUs after all, but have chosen 8086 as the
portable bytecode for our CPUs.

Some of them, anyway.



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