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Re: Breaking /emul/ia32-linux for squeeze


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 03:21:44PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> I think it would be very helpful if somebody could summarize why a
> multiarch system is useful, except for the obvious case of installing
> proprietary i386 software on amd64 systems.

Most applications don't really need the extended address space, and run a
bit faster and need less memory in 32 bit mode (it's less pronounced on
i386 as the 32 bit ISA has less registers).


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