Re: debian ppc64
On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 09:35:25 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
>On the other hand, ppc64 is pretty much
> just that: same core, same amount of registers, just things running in
> 64 bits mode, which tend to mean slightly larger code, and thus slightly
> slower as well. Thus, it's been common so far to run ppc64 machines with
> a mostly 32 bits distribution, plus biarch libraries & toolchain.
This is a old discussion:
With pure64 gentoo and experimental debian chroots I think that it is
now possible to run some benchmarks (suggestions?).
I agree that it is very important to be able to run 32 binaries, but a
pure64 port is simpler and can be a good starting point for a
multiarch if 64bits is the default or at least a good way to hunt bugs
if 32bits becomes the default.