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Re: Breaking /emul/ia32-linux for squeeze

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 06:29:08PM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:

> 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).

If by "less pronounced" you mean "not true at all".  Otherwise, show

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