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Re: Instead of the amd64 GR: rudimentary amd64 support for sarge, need sponsor.

Fabricio Cannini <segfaulter@yahoo.com.br> writes:

> Hi creatures !!
> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>>given the current sarge deadline and the opinions expressed by some of
>>the release team a full amd64 port in sarge is not going to happen. So
>>lets move on.
>>What else can we do for amd64 users?
>>We have a fully working i386 port which works on amd64 systems too.
>>What we need most now is support for:
> Excuse me if it sounds lame but, what you're proposing is to put this
> already working port on, say, 'experimental' or 'unstable' (most
> probably experimental), and work on this packages in order to have
> for  Sarge +1 a stable amd64 release?

No, I propose adding 4-6 more debs to the i386 sid (and 10 days later
to sarge) to add some amd64 support to i386. About the same amount as
sparc64 has in sparc, s390x in s390 or powerpc64 in powerpc.

With that users could run a 64 bit postgresql while keeping the rest
of the system i386 stable. Or use the 8GB ram they bought while still
using i386 stable.

>>1. Kernel support for amd64 to run 32/64 bit binaries
> Ability to run both 32/64bits binaries (along with others like posix
> compliance)
> are good but  not (for now) essential things to the release.
> It's the kind of thing that (i hope) will be worked out until Sarge+1.

Since it can be achived within the sarge release plan with minimal
work I see no reason not to do it now.

>>I want to upload a kernel-image-2.6.7-amd64 to i386. That would be
>>along the same lines as the sparc64 or s390x kernel image in sparc or
>>s390 respectively. So nothing new there.


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