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Re: Port to x64

On Wed, 2011-10-12 at 23:32:47 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> David Watson, le Wed 12 Oct 2011 10:34:04 -0400, a écrit :
> > What would it take to start porting debian gnu/hurd (i386) to i686/amd64 (x64
> > PCs)? Can Mach even handle 64-bit? If so, then is it just a matter of
> > recompiling?
> Fix Mach's int vs long discrepancy, which can be tedious.

I've mostly this done, I need to polish and send to the list. My
initial plan was to fix all warning first to be able to spot
regressions easily, but I can do that diffing the build.logs. And
fixing all warnings in the Linux code seems a bit dull, more so
when we are supposed to drop it eventually. :)


> Add 32->64 boot switch.

In addition to context switch support, and porting any other 32 bit
specific piece of code in GNU Mach, etc.


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