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Re: Current and upcoming toolchain changes for jessie

On Wed, 2013-05-08 at 05:15 +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 01:59:38AM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > (b) It's completely useless on a Debian system, as the kernel doesn't
> >     support x32 binaries.
> Is there a big reason to not enable CONFIG_X86_X32 in default kernels?
> It doesn't seem to have more downsides than your average kernel feature
> (more bloat = slightly more memory used and some potential for bugs),
> and making a port, even a second-class one, easier to work with seems
> to be worth it.

Some of those bugs may be security vulnerabilities - not just in the
kernel, but in userland (think of seccomp mode 2 filters).  To me, the
benefit of adding x32 seems so vanishingly small that it doesn't yet
outweigh that concern.

> You do have a point about adding new multilibs instead of multiarch, though.


Ben Hutchings
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