Re: debian ppc64
On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 09:37:05PM -0200, Rafael Espíndola wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 09:35:25 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >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
Well, given that most debian powerpc people have only access to 32bit powerpc
machines, a pure64 port is definitively _NOT_ simpler.